We hear so many statistics in the course of a day that it’s sometimes tempting to tune them out. But every once in awhile, we hear a stat which stops us in our tracks by the sheer number of people it affects. For me, that happened today, when I read an article which stated that the 100 or so days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for teenage drivers.
The article sites texting while driving and cell phone usage as the primary causes of these accidents. Nearly all accidents involving teens occur while another teen is driving.
Parents, before you give your teens the keys during this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to remind them of the dangers of texting while driving and encourage them to keep the car a ”no-phone zone.”
This simple reminder may literally mean the difference between life and death for your teen this summer.
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