Media outlets reported that a recent study indicated that teens have been engaging in risky behaviors more often than previously.
According to some of these studies, teens become more distracted especially when they are driving with passengers present in the vehicle.
Studies have demonstrated that 16 and 17-year-old drivers become more prone to being distracted and inattentive when there are passengers in the car. Researchers say that, in most cases, teens speed when they have passengers riding along.
The presence of others in a vehicle driven by a teenager also increases the occurrence of drinking and driving and late-night driving.
To learn more about how risky certain distractions can be, follow this link for the full research.