Thinking Out Loud

March 29, 2015

Parents, Plead With Your Young Drivers Not to Become Statistics

Filed under: parenting — Tags: , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 9:24 am

teen driver on phone

I saw a lot of weird driving toward the end of this past week. But the situation with the girl talking on her phone was one of the worst. It wasn’t a parked car like the one pictured, it was a 6-lane highway at about 70 mph. She was, trust me, oblivious to the busy traffic pattern and lane shifting taking place.

She may have been your daughter, your niece, perhaps even some youngster’s mom.

If you’ve got a young driver in the family, beg, plead, entreat them not to ever, ever talk on their phone while the car is in motion.

Be firm.

…I waited at a traffic light because it looked like she got off at the same exit as I did. But when the car pulled up beside me, it was another young girl who seemed to be doing something with a laptop on the seat next to her. Sigh! 

Everyone thinks that the things that happen to bad drivers will never happen to them.

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