Does your child text while driving? If the answer is “yes,” he or she is at the same risk of causing a fatal accident as someone who is driving while legally drunk. The statistics are far reaching and frightening.
Across the nation, celebrities and organizations are grappling with this escalating problem. Oprah Winfrey is taking a lead with her No Texting Campaign – don’t temp f8, that txt can w8 and inviting all drivers to take her No Phone Zone Pledge. Her website now includes a growing bank of resources such as the video What you really see when you’re texting.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has launched the first national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending distracted driving in this country. You can learn more about their program at Distraction.gov.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is currently enforcing the following cell phone laws:
Bottom line: Do not text while driving!
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Note: Image copied from Oprah.com