Gary Murray, who teaches Comedy Guys Defensive Driving classes in Mesquite, Texas, was interviewed recently by NBC DFW News about the dangers of teenagers texting while driving.

text: Ask Comedy Guys Defensive Driving“When I have kids in class and they’ve been texting and driving, I always ask them, ‘What’s so important about texting?’ The basic reason they give me is they don’t think,” he said.

The interview, which was part of a story aired by the KXAS News, the NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, was prompted by last Thursday’s report released by the Center for Disease Control stating that nearly 60% of teen drivers read and send text messages while driving.

Murray said it will take time for teenagers to understand the danger.

“It’s kids — you have to reinforce it, reinforce it and reinforce it until they get it driven in their heads what they’re doing is dangerous,” he said.

Read the whole story and see the televised coverage here at

1 Comment

  1. WesW on 06/11/2012 at 2:29 pm

    It was a good interview and a good story. I just wish I could have got a better photo out of it: Gary’s not nearly so dour in real life!