The leading cause of death for American teens is traffic crashes. Teens are also among the most likely to use their cell phones to text or talk while driving. There are movements to prevent this behavior, such as the Remember Alex Brown Foundation working to combat the trend of texting and driving among teens. The Foundation was created in memory of Alex Brown, a 17-year-old who died texting and driving in 2009.
Paul Atchley, professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Psychology Program at the University of Kansas, joins the discussion on texting and driving on Minnesota Public Radio. Listen to the story and read the full article here.