Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Teenagers and Driving

    A number of my youth have their driver's license or permit. Jokes are often made about driving skills, or lack thereof.

    Unfortunately, the truth is that many of our youth drive while texting, talking, or surviving on only a few hours of sleep. Some quick research states that car crashes are the number one killer of individuals between the ages of 13-25. Crashes involving new drivers tend to be more severe and talking on the cell phone when driving gives the driver the same reaction time as a seventy-year old.

    The other day I came across this "driving contract." There are many similar contracts on the internet. Later this spring, I think we'll have some sort of discussion about this at youth group.

    Any creative ideas for a discussion on driving?