Memo to parents: Distracted driving by teenagers is riskier than previously thought, particularly when it comes to multitasking with a cellphone. This is one finding of research being published on Wednesday that provides sobering video evidence of the extent and nature of the problem
Regina Stewart, whose son, Christopher Stewart, was killed along with Deanna Rivers, in an accident on the Northway nearly two years ago, spoke about safe driving habits for teenagers during the annual meeting of the New York Teen Safe Driving Coalition, held at the Northeastern New York Safety and Health Council in Albany, on Friday, Nov. 14.
Some teenagers spent the morning with doctors, police and parents talking about driving safety. Advocates from all over New York State were discussing ways to reduce car wrecks among young drivers.