The CHP will be cracking down Jan. 27 on distracted teen drivers.
CHP offices throughout Southern California will be out in force Friday strictly enforcing the cell phone, texting, and distracted driving laws that pertain to teens, according to a CHP statement released today.
"Teen drivers are vulnerable to driving distractions, which increase the chance of getting involved in serious vehicle crashes. Even with a parent in the car, teens engage in bad behaviors, such as talking on their cell phones and eating or drinking while driving," according to the CHP statement.
Watch the attached video to see a group of teens at Temescal Canyon High School undergo a CHP-led program aimed at curbing distracted driving.
"Statistics show that teen drivers are more likely than older drivers to be involved in crashes because they lack driving experience and tend to take greater risks," the statement read.
It is illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone, even if its equipped with a hands-free device.