According to a new study published in the Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, 27 percent of teenagers sometimes change clothes and partake in other distractions while driving. Teens also reported doing homework, applying makeup and putting in contact lenses. Virginia teenagers and adults alike should take care not to drive while their attention is divided; distracted driving is the leading cause of accidents among drivers of all ages.
Although distracted driving is still a widespread issue, awareness campaigns seem to be effective. The leader of the study noted that around 40 percent of the teens surveyed reported texting while driving, which is an improvement over earlier studies.