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How To Stop Your Teen From Cell Phone Texting While Driving

By Edited Aug 21, 2016 2 3

Studies show that when someone is cell phone texting while they are driving it triples the chances of them being involved in an auto accident. Driving and cell phone texting has become a big problem, especially among teen drivers who may not grasp the dangers of doing this. This article will guide you on how to stop your teen from cell phone texting while driving.

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To follow the guidelines listed in this article on how to stop your teen from cell phone texting while driving.

Step 1

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The first step to stopping your teen from driving and cell phone texting is to put monitoring software on their cell phone. This software will let you see all information regarding calls and text messages sent and received on your teen's cell phone, and what time text messages were sent and received. When you know what time your teen is driving to school every morning you can check to see if they are cell phone texting while they are driving. From there you can take your teen's cell phone if they don't stop cell phone texting while driving. You can find cell phone monitoring software by performing an internet search for "cell phone spy".

Step 2

The second step to stopping your teen from driving and cell phone texting is to remove the unlimited text message plan from your teen's cell phone. Most people who use text messages now have unlimited plans on their cell phone so they can text as much as they want to. Have this feature removed from your teen's cell phone and this will severely restrict the number of free text messages they can send and receive. Tell your teen that they will have to pay for any text message overages on their cell phone. This will limit the amount of text message they can send, so they will have to use their text messages very sparingly...which will help reduce the chances of them cell phone texting while driving.

Step 3

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The third step to stopping your teen from driving and cell phone texting is to tell all your adult friends and family members to watch for your teen driving and cell phone texting when they see them around town. Tell your teen that you have told your friends and family to do this, and that if one of them sees your teen driving and cell phone texting you are going to take their cell phone for a month. Many teens view their cell phone as something they couldn't live without, and this type of punishment will be a big deterrent from driving and cell phone texting. Array

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Comments

Jul 3, 2010 6:51pm
Lynsuz
Very good tips.
Aug 2, 2010 9:12am
Nikon
These are good ideas. The temptation to multitask is great, but it's not wise when driving.
Sep 28, 2010 7:54pm
mcimicata
Great article that was very informative, and interesting at the same time :) I really enjoyed reading it!
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