No one became a “safe young driver” the day he or she received that coveted driver’s license. No, this is a learning process, and one that should be respected. In fact, there is almost always something new to learn in our lives, and better, safer driving skills can be counted among the many areas where we can always become better.
If you think that you are going to be “the one” who can text and drive and not be distracted, you are just plain wrong. Just don’t do it. Ever. As a new driver NOW is the time to put that phone away the moment you get behind the wheel. If you have been driving a while, and still use your phone, you are just begging for trouble, and even worse than getting yourself in trouble is that you may be responsible for causing a tragedy on the road.
This is just one area where you can prove yourself worthy of the privilege of having a driver’s license. There are many other areas. But, let’s just at least get started with that one.
Do not ever, ever, text and drive. It goes right up there with do not ever, ever drink and drive. Ok, now that we got that straight, let’s move on!