AAA Finds Females More Distracted Behind the Wheel

Recent AAA Research Reveals Females More Distracted When Driving

In response to statistics that indicate that the main reason deaths amongst teens are automobile collisions, The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety decided it was time to determine why these statistics continue to rise. The study focused on why teen drivers have vehicle collisions.

AAA reconfirmed that many teen drivers engage in a variety of distracted driving actions, including using their smartphones to text, reach for items while driving and even apply makeup while operating a motor vehicle. The study found that using electronic devices contributes significantly to distraction while driving amongst teens. The study found that smartphones were used by seventy percent of drivers while operating a vehicle.

Female Drivers Use More Technology When Driving

It was determined that female drivers were more likely to use electronic devices while driving than their male counterparts. Female drivers also engaged in other activities while driving that cause distractions including eating and drinking in comparison to their male counterparts. The study found that gender played a crucial role in vehicle collisions and deaths.

The research further revealed that teen drivers when accompanied by an older person in the vehicle refrained from distracted driving behaviours. The study suggested that teens engaged in distracted driving actions when with their peers at a higher rate than when traveling with older passengers such as their parents.

In the United States, there is a death on America’s roadways every thirteen minutes. These deaths include drivers, pedestrians, passengers, cyclists and all other road users. Car crashes kill more people between the ages of 5-34 than any other cause of deaths. Unfortunately, there are no current statistics available for Canadian teen drivers but the presented statistics are shocking nevertheless. Every motorist should be outraged that these tragedies on the roads continue and are attributed to distracted driving, speeding and impaired driving.