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Your risk of being involved in a serious car accident increases by 400% when you use a cell phone, and 800% when you text. Texting while driving is the equivalent of having 4 alcohol beverages. Not a smart thing to do, is it?
People do a lot of stupid things while they are driving ~ put on make-up, read, change clothes, file their nails, shave… distracted driving causes the death of at least 8 teenagers every single day. Wireless devices are the number one distraction.
Teenagers already are at a disadvantage as drivers because our brains are not fully developed until we reach our twenties, particularly the part of the brain that governs impulsivity, judgement, comprehending consequences and ability to perform the quick thinking involved in driving. Read entire article here.