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Parents Texting with Kids in the Car

Uploaded: Aug 29, 2014

I see parents texting with kids in the car more and more often now, and it scares me.

I am going to be blunt here: Do you want to risk killing your kids, or make it such that they have no mother or father to raise them? What about the kids and parents in other cars if you cause a wreck?

What are we teaching our children about texting in the car once they are driving, if we are modeling this behavior?

A friend of mine was recently in an accident in which the other driver ran the stop sign and T-boned her; it totaled her car and gave her a concussion.

I see heads down, big gaps between cars at red lights, no movement forward when the light turns green.

The research is in; even talking on the phone in the car is akin to having an alcohol level of 0.08, the legal blood-alcohol limit!

Yes, I am ranting. This scares the hell out of me. My son is 18, a relatively new driver; I want him as safe as possible on the road.

Seriously, whatever it is, it can wait. Otherwise, pull over. Please don't endanger all of our kids.

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