Teaching Your Kids About the Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Teaching Your Kids About the Dangers of Texting and Driving

We all know how much our kids love their screen time. Whether they enjoy waking up on Saturday mornings and watching hours of cartoons, or they play digital games together on a tablet with their friends, it can be challenging to encourage them to unplug and turn off their devices. But it is extremely important for parents to talk about the dangers of digital distraction – especially when our kids are old enough to drive.

Texting while driving is a growing problem for young people, as many young drivers are distracted by a variety of mobile phone functions while operating a car, such as incoming text messages, GPS directions, and song selection. This top road safety concern has sadly contributed to over 3,000 deaths per year. If you want your new driver to stay safe on the road, you must encourage them to abstain from using their phone as much as possible.

For more information, see this infographic on safe driving tips in order to learn how to be most effective when teaching your kids about the serious risks of texting while driving.

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