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AAA Video Shows Just How Stupid Technology Makes Teen Drivers

It'd be funny if it weren't so dangerous.

by Jordan Valinsky
Mar 27 2015, 2:47pm

​Well, here's another piece of evidence that world would be a better place if we locked up all the teens.

A startling new video released by the Automobile Association of America shows that teen drivers tend to be very bad drivers because they're distracted. In this montage, the teens are too focused on their phones, talking with friends or flipping the radio station that they veer right off the road.

Perhaps one of the most alarming moments of the two-minute clip is the teenage boy who has his eyes transfixed on his phone that he doesn't pay attention to the road and drifts into a sign.

AAA says that distrac​tion, whether from its friends or phones, is a factor in 58 percent of moderate and severe teenage accidents—four times higher than what the United States government estimates.

To prevent this from rising, AAA is pushing for tougher phone laws in some states and restricting passengers from being in the car for new drivers.