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Peer pressure is part of texting and driving – teens can’t say no

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(Read caption) An anti-distracted advertisement in the "Billboards Support Texting and Driving Prevention Campaign." A new study shows that 75 percent of young adults think there's nothing wrong with texting and driving.

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Clearly, there is no love in texting while driving!

Contrary to what I’ve heard from teens who admit to texting while driving a car in motion, it is not impolite or mean not to answer a friend’s text while driving a car! It’s just plain intelligent. And if a friend, relative, or anyone else who calls or texts you when they think you might be driving, they are not loving you. They are endangering you.

Here’s why: One new study, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), found that distracted driving is the No. 1 cause of teen deaths and another one, by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that using digital devices is the No. 1 cause of distracted driving. Put those two findings together, and there is truly no excuse for – and not one ounce of love or wisdom in – either texting while driving a car or encouraging someone to do so by texting them when they’re driving.

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