Teenagers lack the experience that older drivers have obtained over the years. When you couple this inexperience with a distraction, such as a cell phone, the teen driver has the potential of causing a serious auto accident. There is Florida legislation being reviewed that would ban teens from talking on cell phones while they drive. Would this law be overstepping the boundaries of Florida citizens? Some critics would argue yes, but proponents of this bill strongly disagree.
Florida legislators have created this bill because they are concerned about the high rate of Florida teen drivers who text-message while driving or talk on their cell phones. Many of these teens text-message and cause serious accidents or engage in some other activity that takes their eyes off of the road. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers. Several states across the United States have already adopted similar laws, which prohibit teenage drivers from using their cell phones or other electronic wireless communication device.
If you are a parent of a teenager, you are probably already worried about your child talking on the cell phone and causing a serious car crash. Only time will tell if this Florida legislation will be able to prevent the number of auto accidents caused by cell phones and teenage drivers.