"Do as I say, not as I do."
That would, unfortunately, seem to be a core kernel of instructive knowledge that is overtly on display for teen drivers to take away following scrutiny of numerous traffic safety studies that have recently emerged. Those studies indicate that, while adult motorists collectively talk a good game regarding the perils of texting while driving, they are even more prone to engage in that dangerous activity than are their younger and more inexperienced teen counterparts.
That is not the way it is supposed to be working out, say safety experts, especially given the clear linkage that has been demonstrated between texting and car accidents. Many studies also show that, even in instances where a motor vehicle crash does not result from a driver distracted by texting, other problematic behaviors -- such as speeding and failure to yield - frequently occur while that distracting behavior is going on.
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