A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign urges drivers and passengers to designate a texter whenever someone is texting behind the wheel.
“When I’m in a car with my friends or family, I say, ‘Hey, don’t do that,” said Navea Frazier, an 18-year-old Pennsylvania teen quoted in the study. “I’ll text for you. I’m the designated texter. And they always stop driving distracted.”
A recent State Farm and Harris Interactive study found that nearly 4 in 5 teens, or 78 percent, spoke up when a driver was distracted. Once it was pointed out, 84 percent said the driver listened and stopped driving distracted.
Check out the NHTSA video http://www.insideline.com/car-news/designated-texter-push-gains-momentum.html