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Health Information For Teens
More and more passengers are speaking up about texting and driving. If a texting driver is making you nervous but you’re not sure how to bring the topic up, here are some ideas:
If you know the person your driver is texting, ask the driver to hand over the phone so you can say something. Then send a message that says, “Driving, talk to you later.”
If your driver teases you about being nervous, it’s the perfect opener to say, “Yeah, texting and driving freaks me out. You never know if the person in front or behind is doing it too.”
Speaking of parents: As we all know, it’s not just young drivers who text. If you’re stuck in a car with an adult who is texting (or tweeting or emailing) behind the wheel, be direct and tell them to stop. Most adults know that parents are constantly telling kids not to text and drive, so they should feel embarrassed enough to put down the phone.
If a driver absolutely won’t stop texting or laughs at you for being nervous, don’t argue. The last thing anyone needs is a road-raging, texting driver. Get out the car as soon as you can. Next time that driver offers to give you a ride, say, “no, thanks.”
Sending and receiving messages late at night can disrupt your sleep and leave you tired and unfocused when it’s time for school.
You’ve heard the warnings about texting and driving, but it’s also risky to text and walk. Read our tips for safe texting.
Although you do your best to drive responsibly and defensively, it’s still a good idea to know what to do just in case you end up in an accident.
You have joined the millions of new drivers already behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to keep you both sane and safe.
Congestion, nighttime, and construction zone driving are tricky driving conditions. Here are tips for teen drivers on handling these situations.
These defensive driving skills can help you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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