Okay, texting and driving, not allowed for any age group, but, studies show that the risky mix of texting and driving may be more problematic for middle-aged drivers than it is for younger drivers.
Co-author of the study, Randall Commissaris, Assosciate Professor in department of pharmaceutical sciences at Wayne State University, Detroit said that "First and foremost we don't want to misrepresent this in any way that promotes texting and driving among young drivers. But today more and more older people are texting, not just teens and those in their 20s and 30s. And a lot of these older people are doing it while driving.
Exactly why older drivers fared worse in the study remains unclear. The research team suggests that older drivers may simply spend more time looking at their phones, or may be generally less able to multitask.
The findings seems to be very surprising as studies on distracted driving show that older drivers are better at managing distractions like cellphone conversation, talking with passengers, or checking maps.
Randall Commissaris, however, added that "this study suggests that we really need to make sure that older drivers don't take the attitude that they're somehow better able to manage this particular distraction. They're not."