The New York Times reported in its "Wheels" blog about US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's address at a news conference organized to publicize the findings of a Bridgestone Americas-sponsored survey on distracted driving. "A goal of the survey," Bridgestone Americas spokesman Dan MacDonald "said, was to determine why many young drivers continued to drive while engaging in distracting behavior despite being aware of the dangers." Results of the survey showed that many "young drivers" deny they have "distracted driving tendencies." Data gleaned from the survey also found that girls are more likely to be distracted drivers compared to boys.
Forbes reported, "According to the results of a new survey being released today by Bridgestone, the younger and less driving-experienced an American teenager is, the more likely that individual is to consider himself or herself a good driver." According to the article, "Young millennials' lack of accurate self-evaluation and inability to see this irony are especially problematic when it comes to distracted driving, as reflected in the Bridgestone survey of 2,000 drivers ages 15-21."