Driving and Digital Devices

Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash while texting. Gulp. If you’re nervous about your teen behind the wheel, know there are things you can do to help them make good choices. Never check your own phone while driving, even when you’re stopped at a light or in traffic. Teens learn from watching you, and your “quick glance” becomes their “quick glance.” Remember, inexperienced drivers tend to imitate their parents’ driving style, especially when they’re on the road on their own. Make your relationship between driving and devices the one you want your teen to mimic.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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