Teenagers aren’t the only ones texting and driving. A new study reveals millennial parents are also taking risks behind the wheel.
It’s a dangerous habit; nine people are killed every day in accidents involving a distracted driver — many using their phones.
While it’s usually associated with teenagers and younger people, the new research says parents are guilty, too.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital surveyed 435 parents across the country, asking them if they use email, social media and maps apps while driving. They also asked about their speed while completing the tasks.
“Text messaging and other forms of distracted driving were more common among millennial parents than older parents,” surgeon Dr. Regan Bergmark said.