It is prom season and graduation season. In anticipation of these events, parents and educators all over the country are organizing fun events for teens to attend after prom and after graduation. These events help to ensure that teens avoid drinking and driving on these celebratory nights. And in part due to events like these, teen drunk driving rates have steadily declined in recent years. However, fatal teen motor vehicle accidents caused by texting while driving are rising steadily. And there is no easy event-related fix for this phenomenon.
Texting while driving now causes more teen fatalities than any other factor. No disease, element of violence or accident risk kills more teens than texting while driving currently does. A newly released study completed by experts at New Hyde Park's Cohen Children's Medical Center estimate that more than 300,000 teens are injured and more than 3,000 teens die annually as a result of this particular distraction.