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I sometimes talk on the phone while I drive. I've done it for nearly twenty years. I almost always use a hands-free headset. Some people think that's okay and some don't. Apparently, however, some young'uns think it's okay to do more than that. According to a new survey, two-thirds of U.S. drivers between the age of 18 and 24 think its okay to send text messages while they're driving. Not unsurprisingly, more than a third of all young drivers were opposed to a law banning texting while driving. I imagine these statistics get worse with the under-18 crowd.

Heck, I feel guilty about driving down the freeway with just one hand on the wheel; there's no way I could distract myself from driving enough to send a text message on a cellphone -- and I do know my way around the keypad by feel. On the upside, perhaps one of these kids will get behind me when I'm in the Land Rover -- I've been lusting after this spiffy new rear bumper for a while now.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.