Here is another example of ‘do as I say, not as I do‘ parenting! Parents with teenagers hope, pray, and preach the dangers of texting while driving, but a new study suggests many parents are guilty of multitasking behind the wheel. They may not be texting, but they are certainly driving distracted…
The results show 90 percent of parents surveyed reported technology-related multitasking while driving their children in the past month, such as talking on the phone, texting or changing a DVD or CD.
Other types of multitasking were also common: About 70 percent reported performing childcare duties while driving, such as feeding their child or picking up a dropped toy, and 70 percent reported engaging in self-care, such as grooming or eating.
if you are totally honest, I bet you have been guilty of ‘multi-tasking’ while driving too. I will admit, I am guilty as charged. I eat lunch while driving to work quite often. Worse yet, on occasion I have filed my nails and put on lipliner while driving on a regular basis. WOW….just writing this makes me feel bad, and realize that I am practicing some dangerous behavior.
True confession time: What is the most distracting thing you are guilty of doing while driving?