Opportunities to Reduce Distracted Driving and Adolescent Driver Motor Vehicle Crashes

Increases in cell phone use while driving is thought to be the cause of unexpectedly high rates of adolescent motor vehicle crashes (MVC). Past studies have shown associations between laws that ban texting while driving and lower fatal crash rates. However, new laws with varying levels of implementation for adolescent drivers are not well characterized.

PISC Executive Committee Member, Catherine McDonald, PhD, Senior Scholar M. Kit Delgado, MD, and Mark Zonfrillo, MD, recently wrote about opportunities to reduce distracted driving and largely preventable motor vehicle crashes in adolescent drivers.

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