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How to stop teens from texting while driving? Try money

A new survey of adolescent attitudes about phone use and driving was conducted by researchers Kit Delgado and Kate MacDonald at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study results, published online this month in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, involved about 150 Philadelphia-area high school students ages 16 and 17 who own a smartphone, drive regularly, and admitted to texting while driving. A little more than half of the survey participants reported “high frequency” texting and driving.

 

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