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Here Are All the Very Alarming Things Teenagers Apparently Do While Driving

Mar 19, 2015

Most of us will admit that we've done some multitasking while driving here and there — but a new study about what teenage drivers do behind the wheel is a tad alarming.

For starters: 27 percent of teens admit they'll occasionally change clothes and shoes while driving. The study, which was published this week in the Journal of Transportation Safety and Security, also found teens admit to doing things like changing contact lenses, putting on makeup and doing homework behind the wheel.

David Hurwitz, an assistant professor of transportation engineering at Oregon State University who led the study, told NPR that his team was pretty surprised about the whole changing clothes part. He added, "Teens are busy, I guess."

These youngsters may be changing their outfits and doing their homework (seriously though, what kind of homework are they doing?) behind the wheel — but there's some good news, too. Fewer teens reported texting while driving than they did in earlier studies. Granted, around 40 percent of teens still admitted to doing this, but at least the behavior is becoming slightly less common.

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