Driving is a big deal in our society. It's the major mode of transportation in America. While driving is beneficial, it can also be dangerous to the driver and others on the road.
Once we turn 15, we get our permit and are supposed to learn how to drive safely, but once we turn 16, we don't have that relative sitting by us to observe and guide us along the way. When we get that coveted driving license, it comes with a little more freedom, but also comes with a high amount of responsibility.
According to dosomething.org, 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. This might be because of the dangers technology creates in our lives. One survey points out that 56% of the 16-year-olds surveyed said they talk on the phone while driving. Not only is this number high, but it also puts everyone else on the road in danger.
With this said, put the phone down and focus on the road. Make sure to buckle up and that your peers are doing the same. Together we can raise awareness and put an end to distracted driving.
If you'd like to make a difference, take the buckle up phone down challenge at http://www2.modot.org/BuckleUpPhoneDown/