Driving & Texting

Driving & Texting

 

An alarming amount of traffic injuries are linked to distracted driving, including use of cellular devices while driving, causing loss and harm of life. The latest national figures are sobering.

  • There were  431,000 individuals injured in motor vehicle crashes. An estimated 3,179 individuals killed because of texting while driving.
  • At any given moment about 660,000 people, across America are using devices while driving, a number that’s held steady since 2010.

 

What you are able to do to help your teenagers

 

Give directions that are clear – Give straightforward, clear directions to not use their wireless devices to new drivers.

No one should drive and text. If you must text, pull over into a location that is safe.

Become educated and be active – Tell family, friends and everyone you know they should drive without distractions. No texting while driving. Make sure that your child’s school is informing children about these issues.