OK~ We all know that we all probably should not do it! It's probably best to get in the habit NOW~ Do NOT talk, or text on your cell phone while driving! In Iowa teens 17 and under can no longer use their cell phones while driving. So, how do we adjust the minds of our teens~ It's gonna be tough for a lot of these "addicted" teens to give this up.
A thought: Have teens turn their phones off and place them out of reach when they get behind the wheel of the car. The temptation to make a call, send a text, answer a call will NOT be there. I also think that we as a society need to get used to the fact that people, of all ages, are NOT available 24/7. With all of this new technology, we all expect everyone to be available to us ALL the time! This also needs to change.
Ahhhhh.........back to the days of a corded house phone- no cell phones- could you go back to that time? Could you adjust? I think I'd have a hard time adjusting, but would like feeling unconnected to technology now and then!
Here, in Iowa, adults might as well step up to the plate,as well. Set an example to your teens. Remember, just as parents have eyes in the back of their heads, our teens are also watching our EVERY move! Therefore, all drivers need to turn their cell phones off and put them out of reach when they get into the car.
After All, It's All In a Mom's Day!