Distracted driving has become a serious safety threat and statistics show that a large majority of teen drivers is involved in crashes caused by distracted driving. This could be the result of many issues, including the use of mobile devices, the lack of driving experience, the influence of peer passengers, and the role of parents – fathers in particular – in influencing the attitudes relevant to distracted driving.
As a dad, you are the authority figure in your household and if you do not play your part, you will be equally responsible for giving the nation another irresponsible driver who is going to be a threat for himself and everyone else sharing the road. You need to understand that severity of the issue and do whatever you can to discourage distracted driving.
Being more attentive while driving is important, but you can also take steps like encouraging the use of Bluetooth, using a limited usage cellular plan, and banning the use of smartphones completely to keep your teens safe. Here is more about what you can do to ensure your teens do not end up becoming a “stat”!