Teens send five times as many text messages as adults. And, if they are sending and receiving texts while they’re behind the wheel, the results can be deadly. Keep your teen from texting and driving by sharing safe driving tips and by configuring his or her phone so that the temptation to text is removed.
Let your teen know that people who are texting and driving drive worse than people who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which can result in deadly accidents. If this isn’t enough to convince them to keep their phone tucked away, technology can help.
Safe driving apps like DriveMode can be activated to put texts on hold until you are safely at your destination. The app is activated with a single button and will send an away message to anyone who texts the user. Once you get where you are going, you can deactivate it and reply.