Tuesday, 10 June 2008 15:48

IIHS Study: NC: Teens Ignoring Cell Phone Restrictions while Driving

by Ken Thomas, Claims Journal

From Jeannie Harrison's perspective, the social lives of most teenagers tend to revolve around their cell phones -- even when they are behind the wheel.

"People don't want to be inaccessible for even 15 minutes driving up the street,'' said Harrison, 19, a sophomore at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. "They're so used to being accessible all the time.''

Targeting inexperienced motorists, several states have passed laws during the past five years restricting cell phone use by teenage drivers.

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