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Teen Text Mess: Don’t Text and Drive!

Statistics are starting to stack up, indicating a move in gender equality that no one should be glad to hear. Young female drivers are now just as dangerous behind the wheel as their male counterparts. One contributor are smart phones and its most popular teen use…texting!

Among the differences between men and women is the fact that the latter are far more social and communicative. Young females have taken their love of communication and embraced the fact that it is teamed up with mobility. No matter the time or place, one can be in constant contact with friends, even when driving.

The problem is obvious, yet teens are largely oblivious. Texting requires use of hands and eyes to send and receive…those are two elements that are also fairly important to operating a vehicle. Increasingly, the attention given over to texting is resulting in a spike in accidents, both minor and serious.

In a study performed with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), it was found that nearly half of teen drivers admitted to texting while driving. SADD suggests that parents try to control the issue by making clear that it’s unacceptable to use cell phone, especially texting, while driving. It is also important to clearly tell teens of a significant punishment for noncompliance and enforcing the rule. Just as important, parents should model the desired behavior. In other words, don’t use cell phones or text in a vehicle.

Texting is a nightmare when paired with driving…make sure you do your best to minimize this serious problem.

Another survey performed enforces the importance of parent drivers. However, it does it in a negative manner. The survey involved roughly 1,700 teen drivers. The object of the survey was to determine how teen driving behavior was affected by parents. The survey indicated that teens, largely, drive quite similarly to the way they see their parents drive cars. That’s a problem.

Unfortunately when it comes to distracted driving, it turns out the parents use the old rule of “Do As I Say, Not As I Do!” Sadly, the survey indicates that a significant number of teen drivers have observed their parents driving a vehicle while:

· Using Cell Phones

· Texting

· Under the influence of alcohol or marijuana

· Not wearing seatbelts and

· Speeding

Past SAAD surveys indicated that two-thirds of teen drivers considered their parents as the primary driving influence. Therefore, parental expectations that are different for their driving teens do no good when such parents also voluntarily drive while distracted.

If you are a driver with young drivers (or future drivers) in your household, the best way to get them to drive with fewer distractions is to model that behavior. “Do As I Do!”

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Holgate Office: 419-264-2051
Napoleon Office: 419-592-4476

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