We’ve got a problem. Any of us who have a smartphone are susceptible to making poor decisions regarding the combination of smartphones and driving. Just last night on the evening news we watched this video, which captures well what happens when a driver takes their eyes off the road in order to look at their phone. . .
And just yesterday we released a new “Texting While Driving” Factsheet designed to inform parents and spark conversations about distracted driving with their kids. One fact on that sheet. . . You are six times more likely to cause an accident when texting while driving than you are if you are intoxicated.
A message we’ve been hammering home for years now at CPYU is this. . . we need to see driving as an act of worship. If Jesus calls us to “follow me” with every second and square inch of our lives, that includes the time we spend behind the wheel. Yes, we can either drive to the glory of God, or we can drive to the glory of the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Youth workers. . . please download and distribute our free “Texting While Driving” Factsheet to your parents. This is National Teen Driver Safety Week. And, encourage them to take 60 seconds to listen to this message on teen driving dangers from CPYU. . .