Thursday, August 2, 2012
Teens and Distracted Driving
The safety and security of all our citizens is of great importance to the Overland Park Police Department. Recently there have been some events which involved members of our teenaged community and the subject of distracted driving.
As most of you may already know, this is not just an Overland Park or Kansas City Metro problem, but something that has affected many families across the nation.
In its Summer 2012 newsletter, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), highlighted a recent study done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which examined distracted driving among teenagers. Some of the results were not surprising, but there were a few things that raised eyebrows.
A recent naturalistic study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety provides new insights into teen distracted driving behavior. The report, Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Drivers, used in-car cameras to record teens in real-world driving situations.