What can I do as a teenager to try and get my friend to stop texting while driving?
Although it can be frightening to speak up and confront your friend about doing something dangerous, it is your life and future at stake. It’s important to take a stance on something like distracted driving because you can help make a difference and save your friend’s life, your own life, and even other innocent motorists sharing the road driving next to your friend.
Here are a few ways you can help your friend realize she or he shouldn’t be texting at the wheel.
- Take the distraction-free driving pledge and share the link via your Facebook page.
- Change your social media profile picture to “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All.”
- Hang up distracted driving posters and cell-free driving pledge forms around your school.
- Speak up when you see your friends using a cell phone while driving. Ask them to wait until the car is stopped, or ask them if you can text for them.
By doing these things, you can help make a difference and hopefully get your friend and others to stop texting while driving.
If you are ever injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, make sure you seek legal advice. Hopefully that day will never come but if it does, please feel free to call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a South Florida personal injury attorney in a free initial consultation.