Health Tip: Talk to Teens About Distracted Driving

Help keep them safe behind the wheel

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(HealthDay News) -- It's all too easy for anyone, especially teens, to become distracted while driving.

The U.S. website distraction.gov suggests how to help teens avoid distracted driving:

  • Talk about the consequences of driving distracted with your teen.
  • Establish safety rules, including forbidding talking or texting on the phone while driving.
  • Have everyone in the family sign a pledge form to drive without distraction.
  • Become familiar with your state's laws about distracted driving, and educate your teen about the legal consequences of distracted driving.
  • Be a good role model by turning your cell phone off while you drive.

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