According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 in crashes that involved distracted driving.
Distracted driving applies to anything that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the steering wheel, or interrupts your concentration while driving. If you need to take a phone call or send a text, pull off the road safely and stop.
Establish family rules with your children as well, so that they understand the dangers of texting while driving. Visit the Governors Highway Safety Association Website to learn more about cell phone usage laws in your state.