Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted
(HealthDay News) -- It's all too easy for anyone, especially
teens, to become distracted while driving.
The U.S. website distraction.gov suggests how to help teens
avoid distracted driving:
- Talk about the consequences of driving distracted with your
- Establish safety rules, including forbidding talking or texting
on the phone while driving.
- Have everyone in the family sign a pledge form to drive without
- Become familiar with your state's laws about distracted
driving, and educate your teen about the legal consequences of
- Be a good role model by turning your cell phone off while you
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