Teens Texting While Driving

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among teenagers here in the United States. There are a variety of reasons for this including the inexperience of teen drivers, and the fact that many teens take risks when they are behind the wheel. In today’s smartphone saturated world, the death rate has increased due to teenagers engaging in distracted driving as they text and talk while they drive. New research reported in the journal Pediatrics tells us that states which have implemented texting while driving bans have significantly lower overall crash death rates involving teen drivers. Currently, texting is banned for drivers in forty-eight states and the district of Columbia. The study concludes that no one of any age should use a mobile device when they are driving. Parents, you should not only be setting an example with phone-free driving, but you should also instruct your kids that it is their God-given responsibility to obey the law. Driving is an act of worship.