We have heard stories of countless and avoidable tragedies caused from texting while driving. Among today’s generation of teens and young adults, texting while driving has become a dangerous fad that this culture refuses to shake.
According to a survey conducted for State Farm by Harris Interactive, findings suggest that just 43% of drivers ages 16 and 17 say they have never texted while driving — the same percentage as in the insurer’s first survey in 2010.
While 76% of teens ages 14-17 agree that “if you regularly text and drive, someday you will be killed while driving,” and 93% agree that “if you regularly text and drive, someday you will get into an accident.”
To raise awareness of teen death rates caused by texting and driving, students from Spanish River high school in Boca Raton, FL will be hosting the Rock 2 Live Music Festival, April 28 at Florida Atlantic University’s stadium. Special guests include Kelly Rowland, Flo-Rida, and One Republic.
The festival seems to climax the month of April, which is also Distracted Driving Month.
In addition to this group of high school students taking a stand for its generation, it is also good to see celebrities headlining a cause that is affecting teenagers and young adults on a daily basis.