South Carolina Texting While Driving Auto Accident Lawyers
A new study examining teenagers and risky behavior found teens are smoking marijuana more than cigarettes, and texting while driving more than driving under the influence.
The study, conducted by the Center for Disease Control, shows that nearly one in three teens admitted to sending a text or email while drivingwithin a 30-day survey period.
The study further found that as many as one in six teenagers have been bullied through text messaging or social media within a 12-month survey period.
Although the increase in texting and marijuana use is concerning, the study highlighted a drop in the number of students who admitted to drinking and driving and/or riding with someone who had been drinking.
- There was a 20 percent drop over the 20-year period (1991-2011) in the number of teens who rode with an impaired driver.
- Aditionally, there was the 70 percent drop in teens who rode without seatbelts over the same 20 year period.
- From 1997 to 2011 there was a 53% drop in the number of teens who drove under the influence of alcohol (17 percent versus 8 percent).
The study also found that cigarette smoking in teens decreased from 19 percent to 18 percent from 2009 to 2011. For that same period, however, marijuana use increased from 21 percent to 23 percent. Although this is not a large increase, it translates to more teens smoking marijuana than cigarettes.
South Carolina Accident Attorney
If you or a loved has been injured as the result from someone texting while driving, call the South Carolina Accident Attorney at the Strom Law Firm, LLC. Your South Carolina Accident Attorney will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve. Call a South Carolina Accident Attorney at the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation. 803.252.4800.