My adult daughter is always on the phone when she is driving. I’m concerned about her crashing. What can I do to keep her safe?
Unfortunately, people who talk on their cell phones—both handheld and hands-free—don’t realize they are increasing their risks for crashing. This is because their minds aren’t as focused on driving, and they are distracted by the conversation they are having with the person on the other end of the phone.
In order to help reduce your daughter’s crash risk and stay as safe as possible on the road, you should talk to her about your concerns and inform her of the multiple studies that reveal just how dangerous talking on a cell phone and driving can be. Also, you can bring up the following points, including:
- Put your cell phone in your purse and out of your reach.
- Turn off your cell phone while driving so that you aren’t tempted to call someone or read and write a text message.
- Don’t use Bluetooth to talk with anyone while driving because it is still considered distracted driving.
- Distracted driving accidents account for over 3,000 deaths and 400,000 injuries per year.
- No phone call or text is worth injuring yourself or harming someone else.
By advising her of these things and communicating with your daughter, you may be able to make a difference and help keep her safe. Unfortunately, there are other distracted drivers on the road. If you or your daughter is injured in a Florida car crash as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to find out your rights from a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale accident attorney today in a complimentary consultation.