As a mom of a tween, and specifically one who wants a cell phone and can’t wait to drive, I thought it was important that we watch this episode together.
I will admit it: I use my phone far too much while driving. I won’t text or check emails while I’m driving, but if I’m at a stoplight, I do. But I do talk on the phone while driving – a lot. Down here, if you want to get anywhere, you have to drive forever. I’ll catch up with friends, take care of business calls, and just talk to hubby on the phone. After Monday’s episode of Oprah, though, you’d better believe that I’ll be hanging up the phone for good while behind the wheel.
No phone call is worth a life. My kids are usually in the car with me, and I can’t take the chance of something happening to them or to anyone else because I was distracted with the phone.
The motto that Oprah came up with to raise awareness is “Don’t Text Fate, That Text Can Wait.” Excellent motto, and one that every teenager should be exposed to.
Now, it’s your turn to fess up. Do you text and drive? Do you talk on the phone while you’re driving? Did you see Oprah’s show on Monday? Did it change your thoughts on using your phone and driving?
I’d love to hear your comments and thoughts on this issue!