In Texas, it is illegal for drivers who are under 18-years-old to use their cell phones. Despite this fact, many novice drivers continue to use their phones to text and talk to friends while they are on the road.
Here are some tips to help you break the habit of texting or talking while driving:
- When you’re driving, get your phone out of the front seat. Put it in the backseat or even in the trunk, if need be.
- Turn off your cell phone. Your friends can leave a voicemail, and that text message will still be there after you arrive at your destination.
- Before getting in your car, send out a group text that says “I’ll be driving for the next 15 minutes, so please don’t text or call me.”
- If it’s absolutely necessary for you to be on the phone, pull over to the side of the road, to make your call.
To learn more about the dangers of talking or texting on your cell phone, check out the distractions page.