Teenage Driver Improvements
June 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Teenage drivers are driving much safer on the roads nowadays than they have for the last 20 years says a new report.
Though the biggest new problem for teenage drivers is reading and sending text messages whilst driving.
A new study on “Youth Risk Behaviour” showed that during 2011, as compared to 1991, teenagers have become far more likely to wear seat belts. Also very encouraging is the drop (by almost half) in the number of teenagers who will drink and drive or even get in the car as a passenger with someone who has been drinking.
Worryingly around thirty per cent of teenagers have texted or emailed while driving at least once in the past month.
Regarding texting, phoning and emailing it is not just teenagers who have this modern day distraction.
Mobile Phone Use in France
Drivers of all ages are liable for hefty fines in France if caught using one while driving. Another thing to be wary of in France is that it is an offence to be using your mobile phone in a car with the engine running even if you are parked at the side of the road.
A great number of UK drivers have been issued fines for using a mobile while parked and it always comes as a very annoying shock but sadly arguing about it doesn’t do you any good.