Texting while driving has serious, if not fatal, consequences. Studies indicate that it impairs a driver’s judgment as much as having a few alcoholic drinks. Almost all drivers are aware of the risks of texting while driving, but they take chances anyway and cause car accidents in Atlanta and elsewhere. Here are some ways you can do your part to prevent a car accident caused by texting while driving.
- Be honest – If you are riding with someone who is texting while driving, be direct with them and let them know how it makes you feel. They will likely put down the phone.
- Be subtle – If you have a hard time being direct, trying giving the driver hints. Let them know that they may want to focus more on the road, especially if they’ve had a couple close calls. If you can, avoid riding with them and encourage your friends to do the same.
- Take away the driver’s keys – This sounds a bit much, but you would do this to someone who has had too much to drink, so why not someone who texts while driving? They are just as likely to hurt someone.
- Don’t argue with the driver – This will most likely make the situation worse. If the driver teases you for being so nervous, ignore them. Try to get out of the car when it is safe to do so and avoid riding with the driver in the future.
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