Distracted driving is an epidemic. To make matters worse, most teens don't think it's a problem. Texting and driving causes more than 1.6 million crashes every year, including 11 deaths every single day, accounting for 25 percent of all car accidents.
And it's not just texting and driving that's the problem. It's other distractions too, such as being on the phone wrapped up in a conversation, the ping of a message notification, or even the peer pressure from Snapchat to drive over 100 MPH.
Take this teenager for example. New, viral dash cam footage has been released that shows a teen talking on her phone while driving down a wintry road when, spoiler alert, she loses control of her vehicle and spins off the road.
Fortunately nobody was hurt. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are becoming more common. What can you do to help stop it?
- Click here to get 4 apps that stop texting and driving.
- Warn your kids about this dangerous social media filter.
- Get a Komando Dash cam.