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Bridgestone releases shocking findings regarding Young Drivers

Bridgestone today released shocking findings regarding young drivers, which shows that they are aware of distracted driving, but they themselves still engage in distracted driving.

The Bridgestone survey said that 50% of young drivers who responded, that are 15-21 years old, know that distracted driving is dangerous. However, these young drivers don't think they get distracted while driving. (We all believe that!) What's worse is they are under the belief that they take extra measures to ensure they are not distracted behind the wheel.

Most young drives measure their level of safety as a driver, and how good a driver the are, by the fact that they have not been in an accident or ticketed. Two-thirds are under the believe they are “very safe” drivers, of course only half say their parents would agree with that assessment.

Anther telling statistic, 25% of those surveyed do not believe that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous.

“Bottom line is clear, you can't be driving safely with a cellphone in your hand!” said Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood at the National Press Club during the press conference when the Bridgestone survey results were released. I couldn't agree with Mr. LaHood more.

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