Teens-and-Mobile-Phones (1)

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Unformatted text preview: ot; Some of the teens differentiated between the risks of talking and texting. Another middle school boy wrote, "People texting worries me more than people calling people, because texting is more distracting than talking on the phone because you can pay more attention to the road when talking than texting." Other teens were more blasé about cell phone use while driving. Some even described tactics they employed in order not to get caught doing it, such as a high school boy who admitted, "I wear sunglasses so the cops don ’t see [my eyes looking down]." Participants also discussed tactics to mitigate the hazard it poses to driving. For example, some explained they would only text when the car was not moving, such as at a stop sign or traffic light. Others would read but not send texts while driving. "There ’s a difference, I think," said one high school boy. "Because just reading a text isn ’t that bad, it ’s just reading and then moving on. If you ’re texting, it ’s going to take more time when you ’re sup...
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