The use of technology while driving poses yet another risk for teenagers. This podcast discusses the importance of warning teens against texting and/or emailing while driving, and discusses other risky behavior. Created: 6/14/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/14/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Kids Will Be Kids
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2011
Recorded: June 12, 2012; posted: June 14, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Even though motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, a recent survey of high school students found improvements in motor vehicle-related risk behaviors, including seat belt use and drinking and driving. However, too many teens are engaging in other risk behaviors, such as smoking, sexual intercourse, and physical fights. The use of technology among youth has resulted in new risks. One in three high school students texted or e-mailed while driving during the 30 days before the survey. Parents, regularly discuss the dangers of texting while driving with your teen, and be a good role model by not texting while driving.
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