Ontario high school students are taking unnecessary risks, such as texting while driving and cycling without a helmet, a new survey has found.
The report from the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health found 46% of Grade 12 students text while behind the wheel.
"We were surprised to find that so many young people are taking this risk," CAMH researcher Robert Mann said in a press release.
The ongoing survey also found 79% of students in Grade 10 to 12 said they sometimes go cycling without a helmet, while 53% said they rarely or never wear a helmet.
"The very high rates of young people who do not always wear helmets while cycling is troubling because of the potential for very serious injury," Mann said.