A couple of weeks ago, we reached a milestone in my house. My older son got his learner’s permit. It’s been nerve-wracking riding with him as he learns to negotiate traffic circles, four-way stops and merge lanes.
But as scary as it seems riding with him, I’m more worried about the day when he drives without me. According to a new survey commissioned by AT&T, 43 percent of teens admit to texting while driving and 75 percent say their friends do it all the time. With prom and graduation season upon us, the phone company has launched a campaign, It Can Wait, to educate kids about the dangers of texting while driving. Of course it's against the law in Maryland, but I’m sure teens are still doing it. Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is illegal, too, but I see people do it all the time.