Study: Texting while driving kills 3,000 teen drivers each year

The study was conducted by Cohen's Children Medical Center.

The study was conducted by Cohen's Children Medical Center. (5/9/13)

NEW HYDE PARK - Officials say texting is the leading cause of fatal accidents for teen drivers, surpassing drinking and driving.

The research for the study was conducted on Long Island and nearly 9,000 teens were surveyed.

Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park now estimates that more than 3,000 teens die every year in crashes caused by texting while driving.
 

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