Here’s another reason to put the brakes on teens texting while driving. It’s well known that texting behind the wheel greatly increases the risk of accidents, but what else may be happening?
Research links teens who regularly text while driving to other risky behaviors behind the wheel, including not using seatbelts and drinking and driving. One risk often leads to another.
This is nothing to “LOL” about. Talk to your teen about texting while driving, strive to build a strong, close relationship, and lead by example.
If you drive and text, don’t obey speed limits, or practice other risky behaviors, why shouldn’t they?
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