Study: Many young drivers use apps while driving


June 30, 2011 2:14:49 PM PDT
Something else for parents to think about: It's not just texting that could be distracting your child when driving.

A new study finds many US college students are using mobile phone applications while driving.

A survey of 93 university students finds about 35 percent of them say they sometimes use the apps while driving and 10 percent say they often or almost always use them -- this even though some were in motor vehicle accidents while using the apps.

The information is scheduled to be presented at the American Psychological Association meeting.