Seriously, if I had a dollar for each time I saw a mom (or dad) driving while talking on their cell phone (or, texting) well, I'd be driving a Ford Flex (for real) by now!
" It's those OTHER people driving that worry me!
For years, I teased my kids about how, "We have a very lovely mass transportation system going on here, in Jersey" and how they shouldn't really worry about getting a driver's license too soon, since, you know, they "Will NOT be driving until you are at least 30," but, that's just not very realistic, or practical, is it?
"But, So-and-So's dad lets her drive!"
Then again, he's a cop and, well, the man has probably seen (and heard) stuff that would make even the most laid-back parent puke up a lung, or two!
This map contains crashes from 2005 to 2007 in New Jersey involving at least one driver between the ages of 16 to 20 years old. Red dots indicate, crashes involving "driver Inattention" -- purple dots indicate, crashes involving "cell phone in use."
Then, I went on NJTeenDriving.com, saw that we live (and drive) in the part of the state (along the coast) all broken out in a real bad case of both red AND purple dots and, well, I'm beginning to mourn the days (and hours) I'll never be able get back, freaking out on WebMD.
Still, I am very happy to partner with http://www.momsmsg.com/ (I signed the pledge, weeks ago) because, it's never too late to remind folks (like me) to PUT DOWN YOUR CELL PHONE AND KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE WHEEL!