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Not Texting While "Driving" -- It Applies To Kids Too

By now everyone knows that distracted driving is a problem, and causes car accidents. Texting while driving is a big no-no, and there are numerous studies that document the number of personal injuries caused by drivers who were texting right before an impact. But, something you will notice more and more is distracted kids getting themselves into dangerous situations long before they can drive.

Cell phones used to be solely the province of adults who had to take "business calls" on a moment's notice. As time has passed, now everyone has a cell phone, including many young kids. The scary part of this is young kids on bikes, skateboards, scooters, and similar conveyances who are not only talking on the phone -- but actually texting. Go near any school, playground, or place where kids hang out, and you will surely find a kid on a bike with a cellphone in their hand. Even scarier, watch that kid work their way towards a street crossing, and that cell phone is probably still in their hand. This puts those kids at risk of becoming an injury statistic. That child is at risk of not only getting hurt themselves, but also causing an accident that could hurt others.

Parents who allow their child to have a cell phone need to make sure that those children (yes, they are still children) are educated on how to use it properly. That includes teaching kids about when to use a cell phone so that they do not injure themselves or others. When riding a bike all kids should have a helmet on and a cell phone off. It just makes sense as a way to prevent serious personal injuries. 

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