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.
“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.