Last week the Massachusetts Police departments announced that there would be a major crackdown on texting while driving. Come on, fess up, do you text and drive even just a little? Well so do your teens! And just making teen texting offenders pay a big fine will do little to change behavior...unless you teach your teen how to drive without their phone. I wrote this article last week for the Boston Globe with strategies to do just that!
A few scary statistics to motivate:
More than 3000 teens die every year from texting and driving!
More than 50% of teens admit to texting and driving. Than is 1 our of very 2 teens. That is a lot!!!