Teen girls more likely to take risks behind the wheel: survey

February 18, 2010

Teen girls are more likely than teen boys to send a text message or e-mail while driving, according to survey results released this week by the Northbrook, IL-based Allstate Foundation.

TRU Group, a Tucson, AZ-based market research company, conducted the online national survey of 1,063 teens and found:

  • 84 percent of girls are likely to adjust music selection or volume while driving versus 69 percent of boys.
  • 51 percent of girls are likely to text, talk or e-mail on a cell phone, compared with 38 percent of boys.
  • Nearly half of the girls admitted they are likely to speed more than 10 mph over the limit, compared with 36 percent of boys.