According to the Institute for Highway Safety, texting while driving causes 1.6 million accidents a year causing 330 thousand injuries and 11 teen deaths every day.
As parents, friends, role models, we must start by setting a good example with the kids. If we are on our phones and texting and driving, you can be sure the kids will do the same when they are behind the wheel. We also need to tell our kids that not only are they not to text and drive but if they are in a car with someone texting and driving that they are to inform someone and not ride with that person again. Get the Watch the Road app TODAY!
While technology is a wonderful thing, sadly it has its negative consequences. But as with seat belt awareness back in the 80s, through education and enforcement, we can combat what is sadly becoming a epidemic in the United States.