How Can We Reduce Our Daughter’s Risk Of Being In A Distracted Driving Accident?

Teenagers are unfortunately big texters. They text so many times a day that it becomes second nature, which is why many don’t even realize they are participating in this activity from behind the wheel. In order to help your daughter avoid texting and driving, there are several tips from StopTextsStopWrecks.org that can help teens stop texting at the wheel, including:

  • Out of sight, out of mind. This means that teenagers should put away their cell phones in their backpacks, purses, or in their glove boxes so that they can’t reach their cell phones while they are driving. Not having a phone within reach equals no texting.
  • Silence is golden. If a teen turns off his or her ringer and notifications when getting behind the wheel of a moving motor vehicle, he or she will be less tempted to answer a phone call or respond to a text message while driving.
  • Find your app. This means that a parent could install an app that would disconnect the cell phone while the car is in motion, or a voice control app could be installed so that a teen doesn’t look down at a phone to respond to a text.
  • Designate a texter. When teenagers have passengers in their cars, they should always ask their passengers to read or send text messages on their behalf.

By following these safe driving tips, teens have a better chance of reducing their chances of being in a distracted driving accident in Florida. At the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, we encourage you to talk with your teen about these tips and share this information with those you know on Facebook to help make our roads safer.