Car crashes are the number one cause of death in teenagers according to State Farm.
Add in experience, cell phones and texting and it makes for a dangerous combination.
A new study may surprise you about what teenagers think is really more dangerous when it comes to being behind the wheel.
Good Question: Which is more dangerous texting behind the wheel or drinking and driving?
Kentucky is one of thirty states that says texting behind the wheel is just too dangerous.
In fact, a report just issued by the U.S. Transportation Department says more than 5.000 thousand people died in accidents last year related to distracted driving.
For police they will tell you texting behind the wheel is as dangerous as someone who is impaired, but for teenagers the thought process seems to be different.
A new survey by State Farm says many teenagers think texting while driving is not as dangerous as driving drunk.
The study polled seven hundred teenagers.
55% of 14 to 17 years olds think they could be killed if they drink and drive, but only 36% of those teenagers felt the same about texting while driving.
The same survey shows that fewer teens think they could get into an accident while texting and driving compared with the number who think they could crash if they were to drink and drive.
In fact, of teens who admit to texting and driving.63 % think they could get into accident while doing it.
Compare that to 78% who say they are more likely to get into an accident drinking and driving.