April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Parents need to discuss this serious issue with their teenage sons and daughters, but may not know how. The U.S. website distraction.gov suggests how moms and dads can help teens avoid distracted driving:
· Talk about the consequences of driving distracted with your teen.
· Establish safety rules, including forbidding talking or texting on the phone while driving.
· Have everyone in the family sign a pledge form to drive without distraction.
· Become familiar with your state's laws about distracted driving, and educate your teen about the legal consequences of distracted driving.
· Be a good role model by turning your cell phone off while you drive.