Stop Teens from Texting and Driving
Distracted Driving | Drive Alert
Your teenager has hit the milestone of being able to drive solo on the road. It is imperative that they do not text and drive! Technology is great and with the hustle and bustle of our busy world and lives, it keeps us connected. The problem is, when you take a teenager who feels immortal, add in driving and a cell phone; you have a recipe for distraction. At RoadReady Family we want to help you get the message across to your teenager to Stop Texting and Driving.
Communication is key. Your teenager isn’t thinking about the “what if” scenario. They are free birds just waiting to fly the coupe and “live” their life. They won’t understand the risks associated every time they get behind the wheel of a car or the added risks when texting while driving. Pull out the statistics to show and tell them what can happen and what does happen each year as a consequence of texting while driving.
Make a contract. They are still under your roof and still must abide by your rules. Driving is a privilege. Remind them of this by writing up a contract stating being able to drive means they agree to no texting while driving.
Give incentive. When they follow the rule, reward them. By providing positive reinforcement, you will be building their character, self-esteem and fine tuning their behavior along the way.
Monitor. With our RoadReady Family plug in device and app, you have the ability to block and monitor your teen’s phone. You can monitor and receive automatic alerts when your teenager is texting or speeding according to the preset limit you have indicated. Plus, you can set all texts and calls to be sent to voicemail when the car is in motion.
Remind. You can purchase wearable wrist bands that provide the anti-texting and driving message to remind them of the risks associated with texting and driving.
Provide consequence. If your teenager has broken the no texting while driving rule, then you must be quick to enforce the punishment. Texting and driving has higher fatality statistics than drinking and driving and both are unacceptable. Your teenager must receive the message of how dangerous texting and driving is. This is a non-negotiable rule and they must know this!
Lead by example. The best way to help your teenager stay safe while driving is to lead by example. If your teenager sees you texting and driving, then they will undoubtedly do the same. They pick up your same habits whether good or bad, so be a positive example and practice what you speak!
There are too many news reports of auto accidents and fatalities due to distracted drivers, don’t let your teenager be one of the growing statistics! Keep your teenager safe, get our distracted driving app from RoadReady Family!