Researchers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park estimate more than 3,000 families will bury their teenagers this year killed while texting and driving, plus 300,000 injuries. This beats drunk driving at 2700 deaths a year! Not to mention hundreds of accidents that don’t report texting as the cause. These are sobering heartbreaking numbers. Entirely preventable deaths. We take these risks, but what are we taking the risk for in the first place, what is the reward we are chasing? We have all asked that rhetorical question after we are in trouble ” How could I be so stupid!” Our bad choices seem ridiculous after the fact. Today we can look to science for some of those answers, and hopefully help kids understand their behavior so they can control it.
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