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6 things parents forget to worry about

Texting while driving

Texting and driving has become a dangerous activity and leads to many fatal crashes.

With the advancement of technology in recent years, texting and driving has quickly become one of the most dangerous driving hazards. While multi-tasking is seen as a positive in most cases, texting and driving is not one. The activity reportedly contributes to 16 percent of all fatal crashes. And you may be thinking it’s the teenage drivers that are the problem, it’s actually more likely that adults ages 25-39 use their phones while driving.

Reviewed by Dr. Eva Benmeleh, September 2020

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics News. Don’t txt n drive: Teens not getting msg.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Infant Sleep Position and SIDS.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Playground Injuries.
  5. AAA. Distracted Driving.
  6. AAA. Teens Report Texting or Using Phone While Driving Significantly Less Often than Adults.
  7. British Medical Journal. Bed sharing when parents do not smoke.

Comments

  1. One thing I tend to worry too much about is choking. It’s always been something that scares me, especially when my girls were first stating to eat real food.

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