Young, new drivers are among the most vulnerable people on the road. With limited driving experience and a sense of invincibility, teen drivers often do not realize the dangers of certain behaviors behind the wheel. Additionally, a novice driver may be particularly susceptible to peer pressure and distraction. Often, young drivers will engage in behaviors they know are wrong because they want to look cool or they feel as though they can get away with it.
A recent federal report was just released that indicates that over half of all teen drivers have admitted to texting while driving even though they know it is dangerous. Not only is it dangerous, but drivers in North Carolina likely know that it is also illegal in this state to text, email or use the Internet while driving.
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