New Jersey parents of teenagers are often alarmed to hear that their children send text messages or talk on their cellphones while they are driving. However, in a recent study, 27 percent of teenagers who were surveyed admitted to changing their clothes in addition to doing homework or putting on makeup while behind the wheel. Another 40 percent of teenagers admitted to texting while driving, but that number is lower than it has been in some previous studies. Those who have researched the subject say that this lower number means that awareness campaigns have been working.
With people becoming increasingly reliant on their cellphones and other electronic devices, accidents caused by distracted driving have increased. People who are distracted by such devices may unintentionally cause accidents and serious personal injury to others around them.