Dr. Stavrinos talks with Fox 6’s Janet Hall regarding teens and texting

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Air date: 3/2/10

“Uh now’s not a good time.” Even though Kirsten Buchwald is a young driver, she knows her phone is distracting. “I tend to get a little scared, sometimes, on the road and so I don’t feel like I should,” says Kirsten.

That’s a lesson researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham hope other teens key in on. “I would say distracted driving is doing anything other than the primary task at hand, which is driving safely, so distraction by drinking, eating in the car, putting on makeup,” says researcher Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D.

Read more: New research illustrates perils of driving and texting: READ ARTICLE

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