Texting and Driving – Preventing a Tragedy One Teenager at a Time

Texting and Driving – Preventing a Tragedy One Teenager at a Time

Texting while driving involves sending, reading and/or composing texts on a cell phone or other electronic device. According to AAA, 46% of teenagers admitted that they have been distracted by texting while driving. While talking on a cell phone and driving can be dangerous enough, texting is even more dangerous because it requires you to look at the device to read and send messages. With an increase in the number of smart phones being sold there will be more and more access to texting. While texting can be convenient and save time it has to be used in the proper time and place which is not while driving. Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers with hundreds of deaths each year. Many of these deaths could be prevented by keeping driver distractions like cell phones put away.

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