Your Children are watching you Text and Drive. Please stop.
Updated: Jan 3, 2022
If your teen texts while driving, chances are he or she also practices other dangerous motor vehicle habits.
According to studies at the CDC:
❖Teens who texted while driving were 5 times more likely to drive when they had been drinking alcohol.
❖Teens who texted every day while driving during the past month were more than 40% more likely to not always wear their seat belts.
“In short, teens who [text while driving] engage in a multitude of other risky behaviors,” says Andrew Adesman, chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY.
Actually: According to AT&T data provided to USA TODAY, it found more than 49% of adults admitted doing so (texting while driving).
“Parents have to lead by example. If you drive fast, if you drink and drive, if you text and drive, then your kids learn that that’s acceptable behavior, and it is not.”- CDC’s Frieden.
❖Multitasking is very good if you are sitting at your desk BUT NOT when you are driving.
❖Things happen very fast when you are driving.
➢It takes longer to write the message “LOL” than for your car to crash into another vehicle, drive off the bridge, or hit a tree.