Teen texting and driving

When a teenager obtains a driver’s license, it is both an exciting and anxious time for a parent or caregiver. Although it is natural to feel excited about witnessing the teenager growing into a young adult, it can be as natural to worry about the added responsibility and independence the teenager inherits with maturity. There are many reasons for parents and caregivers to be concerned for their teens’ safety.

The Statistics

Alongside the run of the mill worries that guardians have had for quite a long time, the ebb and flow time of innovation represents a genuine danger for youthful drivers. Twenty-five percent of teenagers concede they message in any event once while driving. Youthful drivers represent 27 percent of diverted drivers engaged with deadly crashes. Drivers who are coming to, dialing, talking and messaging on mobile phones while driving are multiple times bound to be engaged with an accident than drivers who overlook their telephones while driving. By and large, drivers who content while driving, take their eyes off the street for five seconds. That doesn’t appear to be a ton of time, notwithstanding, at 55 mph that is sufficient opportunity to cover the length of a football field.

The Law

Notwithstanding laws that boycott all mobile phone use (hand-held and sans hands) for drivers everything being equal, the territory of Georgia has laws explicitly focused on drivers younger than 18 who utilize their PDAs while driving.

What Parents and Caregivers Can Do

In spite of the fact that there is nothing that guardians and parental figures can do to ease all the stress that is related with raising adolescents, there are steps that they can take to limit it.

CHOG recommends that guardians and parental figures approach their young people with the subject of occupied driving. It is essential to impart the earnestness of the duty of driving with the goal that young people comprehend that they have an obligation to ensure themselves, however different drivers and travelers also.

  • Examine and characterize the significance of a protected driver
  • Set ground rules for driving and stick with them
  • Make a Family Pledge.
  • Urge your adolescent driver to head over to utilize a mobile phone
  • Communicate your reasons for concern
  • Practice by participating in “no mobile phone” family trips
  • Practice by engaging in “no cell phone” family trips

Taking these steps will help minimize the risk to your teenaged driver.

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