Texting and Driving
Should you do both at the same time? By: Riley Deahl
Texting while driving? Should it be allowed?
Your Risk Increases
It Delays Your Reaction Time
Others are in Danger!
Other Things to Do
- Put your phone on silent.
All you have to do is silence that cellphone and it won't bother you the whole ride. If you can't hear the phone, it can't tempt you.
- Put your phone out of reach.
If you put it out of reach and you want to answer that text, you can't. You should only do this if you are the only person in car, so no one can hand you the phone.
- Make someone else the texter.
If the message is important, put your passengers to work. Tell them what to say and they can text for you. Your text gets sent and your eyes stay on the road. It's a win win!
- Play fun music.
If you text because you get bored in the car, play fun music instead of using your phone.
- Take public transportation
If you seriously cannot go a hour or less without texting, take a bus or train. You can text all you want then.
- Pay attention to the road
You know what's more fun than texting? Safety! If it's too important to wait and you are driving alone, pull over and then do it!
You Should Not Text and Drive!
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