A Sobering Thought On Texting

I have one kid driving on his own. I have another one learning. I am nervous. When I was growing up, I needed to worry if the radio was too loud in the car. We did not have car phones, cell phones, or smart phones. Texting was not even a word. But today it is a lifestyle. To be honest, I almost think that it may be more of a danger than drinking and driving.

My kids routinely send and receive thousands of texts each month. And while in Maryland it is illegal to text and drive, I do worry a lot. This video is difficult to watch. I made all three of my kids watch it (even the youngest–it is never too early) with me and hopefully drove home the point that it is simply not worth it.

In March of 2010, AT&T launched a campaign to educate people on the dangers of texting and driving.  Please gather your loved ones and take the ten minutes to watch (and squirm) as these people tell their stories. It is difficult, but it is necessary.

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