Younger Passengers Less Likely to Tell Drivers to Stop Texting and Driving

Younger Passengers Less Likely to Tell Drivers to Stop Texting and Driving

A recent study released by the Department of Transportation (DOT) finds that passengers under 25 are less likely to speak up to a driver who is texting and driving… maybe because they’re too busy texting as well.

The study was conducted and released to encourage passengers to speak up against distracted drivers and is spearheaded by none other than transportation secretary Ray LaHood, who cruises around on the weekends looking for distracted drivers to honk at. 56 percent of 18- to 20-year-olds said they would “say something” if their driver was texting, while 52 percent of 21-24 year olds would do the same.

Once you get into the older and more mature age range of 25-34, 69 percent would comment while 73 percent of 35 and older would definitely speak up.

No matter how much older the person is that’s driving, if they’re texting at the same time – just say something. It’s not worth the harm of you and other drivers on the road to keep quiet.

Just don’t buy an air horn and blast it in the driver’s ears… even if LaHood does.