Teen Drivers

Car Talk

Texting and Driving

Texting while driving is a clear sign that you don't have enough common sense to be behind the wheel yet. If it were up to us, we would relegate you to one of the passenger seats until your brain grows for a few more years.

Texting and driving takes your eyes off the road, and allows your car to drive into other things.... like trees, cars in front of you, or minivans filled with families. It's an extremely bad idea.

When you text and drive, you're eight times more likely to crash than when you're undistracted. You'd be safer driving drunk -- and we send those drivers to jail.

Texting and driving is already against the law in many states, and should be illegal in the rest of them.

And, no -- you're not an unusually gifted multi-tasker. Don't argue with us. You can't convince us texting while driving is OK. It's not.