With PROM and GRADUATION season upon us —
It’s important for you to educate yourself and your
children on the dangers of distracted driving.
Here are some tips to share with your
children and to keep in mind now and
throughout the year:
- Be a role model for your children by
establishing a family policy prohibiting
texting or talking on the phone while
- Remember that distracted driving goes beyond
talking or texting. Other forms include adjusting a
radio, CD player or iPod; using a navigation system;
talking to passengers; eating and drinking; watching
videos; grooming; and reading.
- Take your awareness of distracted driving to the
social media universe, sharing information with
your friends, family and coworkers on Facebook,
Twitter and other websites.
- Talk with your teens about the risks and
responsibilities of driving and the danger of dividing
their attention between a phone and the road. Make
sure they know the facts and stats related to