Some initiatives are showing teens the dangers of texting while driving using an obstacle course.

Vermont (WiredPRNews.com) – Some teenagers are learning about the dangers of text messaging while driving with an obstacle course. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), many initiatives have been introduced across the country that are designed to show teens the potential consequences of texting as a driving distraction while on the road.

David Teater, senior director of transportation initiatives for the National Safety Council in Itasca, Ill., is quoted in the report as stating of the obstacle course programs, “It’s pretty eye opening for the kids… They’re very unsuccessful at texting and navigating the cones.”

As noted in the report, 25 states have passed legislation banning the practice of texting while driving. A reported estimate of 1.6 million accidents are attributed to cell phone use every year.

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