Like drunk driving, distracted driving remains a pervasive problem despite widespread efforts to warn drivers, particularly teen drivers, of its dangers. Teens are more likely to text or talk on their phone while driving, numerous studies have shown. And new data reveals that distracted driving plays a role in the vast majority of rear-end collisions involving teens.
The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has revealed that vehicles with front crash prevention, such as automatic breaking and forward collision warning, reduces rear-end crashes by up to 40 percent. Automatic breaking helps cars sense a collision with an upcoming vehicle and automatically applies the brakes. Forward collision warning alerts the driver of the danger of an upcoming rear-end collision.