Sometimes experience is the best teacher, although in the case of teens texting while driving, both parents and law enforcement wish kids would get the message sooner. According to a study commissioned by State Farm, it appears that only when teens are involved in an accident where they were texting, will it deter them from doing it again. The second most common deterrent was knowing someone who did the same and also had an accident.
Another strong motivator also turned out to be strict police enforcement of penalizing teen drivers caught texting while driving. Roughly 80 percent of teens surveyed said that tough penalties for texting would motivate them to refrain from texting. Most states have passed strict texting while driving laws in the last two years.
The study was based on a telephone survey of approximately 650 teenagers aged between 14 and 18, and was conducted over the summer.
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