Two years ago, Oprah started her campaign to make all cars “No Phone Zones.” Since then, 420,686 people have pledged to do their part to end distracted driving. Are you one of them? You probably should be. As we mentioned last week, a recent study found that 28% of people admit to texting while driving (we guess there are more that didn’t confess to it during the survey).
Even though we all know the dangers of texting while driving, we still have a hard time saying no. What will it take to make us put down the phones and give our attention back to the roads?
Our children. Whether we like it or not, they’re watching us…and mimicking us.
We send our teens out with rules about no phones while driving, but we’re not always practicing what we preach. A few families learned the reality during MSNBC’s “Perils of Parenting” series. Check out the video below to see how our actions are affecting our teen drivers, and even our toddlers.
What steps are you taking to reduce distracted driving?