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Philadelphia Inquirer: How to stop teens from texting while driving? Try money

“How does one get teenage drivers to put down their phones while driving? Try making them an offer they can’t refuse: money. That’s one of the strategies suggested by a new survey of adolescent attitudes about phone use and driving that was conducted by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study results, published online this month in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, involved about 150 Philadelphia-area high school students ages 16 and 17 who own a smartphone, drive regularly, and admitted to texting while driving. A little more than half of the survey participants reported “high frequency” texting and driving.” Read more here.