Sending or receiving
a text takes a driver's eyes
from the road for an average
of 4.6 seconds, the
equivalent-at 55 mph-of
driving the length of an
entire football field,
more facts about distracted
"5 to Drive"
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading
cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. In
fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in
a crash die. Yet, a recent survey show that only
25% of parents have had a serious talk with their
kids about the key components of driving. You are
the parent, they are your children, and they
still have a lot of learn. You can teach them and
you may just help save their lives.
Even if you think they don't hear you,
they do. Remember, the "5 to
Set the Rules Before They Hit the Road.