Teen drivers more distracted by other teens than their phones

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) – They run a close second, but cell phones are not the biggest risk for distracting your teen driver.

Other teenagers are.

Particularly teenage passengers with their own phones.

AAA crunched the numbers from the latest Governors Highway Safety Association report in Tennessee.

Distracted driving is the number one cause of teen driver crashes.

And teen passengers are the number one distraction.

Deadly wrecks involving teen drivers rose by 10% in 2015.

So how can teens be less of a distraction when they are in the car?

Matt Nasworthy, AAA’s Traffic Safety Consultant has these tips.

And what can parents do to make their teens safer drivers?

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