Do you think text messaging is addicting? The practice has become so commonplace in today’s culture that it is not surprising to find people texting while walking, driving, shopping or even while sitting in class.
There is even a contest to see who can text the fastest! This year’s winner, 15-year-old Kate Moore, beat out 20 other finalists in challenges that included texting while blindfolded and while running through an obstacle course. According to Yahoo News, she sends about 400 to 470 text messages per day.
But is it right to encourage these activities, when texting while driving (which is extremely dangerous) has been outlawed by several states, and is being considered by dozens more?
What would it take for you to stop sending text messages? Cash incentives or religious observances (those that might require sacrafice) are two things that have allowed some teens to give their thumbs a break.
Costly citations are a way to stop drivers from texting. California, Arkansas and Alabama, are a few states that have already enacted laws that prevent driving while texting. Texas could be next. Check out t-driver.com in the coming weeks for updates on changes to Texas teen driving laws.