Texting doesn't just beat out social networking for teens by more than 2 to 1, as Pew/Internet reported last spring, it also beats driving. Parent and Forbes writer Jim Motavalli has both anecdotal and numerical evidence, and I'm seeing the exact same thing at my house and in the research. Motavalli's just-turned-16-year-old is entirely ho-hum about getting her driver's license, and that was the … [Read more...] about Texting beats driving for teens
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "found that teens whose parents had three or more crashes on their records were 22% more likely to crash at least once, compared with teens whose parents had no crashes," NPR reports. It also found that "children whose parents had three or more violations on their records were 38% more likely to have a violation on their own records, compared with teens … [Read more...] about Texting while driving: What are parents modeling?