Fortunately, concerned parents no longer need to rely on will power alone to stop the trend in accidents caused by texting and driving. A series of new devices aimed at disabling text capabilities while driving offer sensible options for preventing text messaging in the driver seat.
As you respond to that text from your friend, you look intermittently at the road, then back down at your phone. No worries. You're a good driver and a great multi-tasker. You've done it plenty of times before. What can go wrong?
The next time you hear that Bing! when you're behind the wheel, think about the behavior you're modeling for your kids before you reach for your phone. Live like your kids are watching. Because they are.
How much blame is deserved by the morally unlucky producers of incendiary material that sparks violence given that the Internet and the rest of the world is littered with loads of comparable material that, as it happens, does not?
Here's the problem with statistics: After a while, they become background noise. It's easy to lose sight of the real people behind these numbers. That's why I wanted to introduce you to Wil. Wil had the misfortune to be riding in a car whose driver was speeding and texting.