According to a new study, 43% of high school students participating in a survey said that they have used mobile phones to send or read messages while driving last month. Motor vehicle accident is the leading cause of death among American teenagers, and sending messages while driving is the main risk factor for accidents. Researchers say that messaging is becoming a national hawk when driving.
This study was based on statistics of over 72,800 students’ Youth Risk Survey 2011, which was lucrative for driver’s license in their state. Researchers found that while driving, both gender and age were related to texting. When compared to women or students below 18 years of age, the possibility of sending a message to men and students over the age of 18 was more likely.