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Teenage Driving and Cell Phone Usage – A Deadly Combination

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School's out. Time for teenagers to stay up all night and sleep all day. Watch a teenager get up and see what the first thing the do is. That's right, they grab their cell phone. I read an article from Australia that called the addiction nomophobia. Teenagers simply can't live without their phones.

I'm not educated enough to discuss the dangers of the cell phone addiction while not in a car. However, it doesn't take much of an educated guess to appreciate the dangers of driving and using a cell phone. Add to that teenage drivers or inexperienced drivers and you have a deadly combination. I'm not saying that it's ever safe for driver to use their cell phone but I'm 100% certain that teenagers should not do it.

A recent report by the NHTSA stated that a driver who is texting while driving increases his or her chances of a collision risk 23 times worse than someone who is not driving distracted. The mere fact that I'm 23 times more likely to be involved in a collision is enough to make me stop and think – is this text really worth it? Do you feel the same way? For those that don't, how can you assure me that me or my family will not be a victim of your distracted driving?

Drive Safe – XTHATXT

Say No to Distracted Driving

Jeff Weinstein