If your teenager is planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special someone be sure to talk to them about travel arrangements before they leave the house. Why? Research shows a single teen passenger can increase a teen driver’s crash risk by 44 percent.*
There are three types of distraction that are directly tied to motor vehicle crashes: cognitive, manual, and visual. A passenger could easily cause a driver to become cognitively, manually, and visually distracted. Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein, discussed the various types of distracted driving in an interview with CBS6-WRGB.
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