Recently, I watched a documentary about young people driving, and in particular it focused on the rising issue of them using their phones whilst driving.
Ordinarily, I wouldn't have given the matter much thought but apparently the problem is becoming that big, insurance companies are trying to introduce devices that stop smartphones working whilst a car is in motion!!.
Some car manufacturers are even building docking devices for popular makes of phones that can read texts out aloud. In the states, hundreds of thousands of people are involved in accidents each year caused by distractions such as mobile devices and after watching the documentary I've noticed a few more myself on the road.
A few weeks back I actually, physically, took my daughters mobile phone from her because as she attempted to hold a conversation with me she became distracted with a facebook conversation with someone else - I found that rude and most certainly not the way she was brought up. She was told this, and told that if that happened again her phone would be cordially placed in the nearest bin!.
Question is, are the mobile devices proving to be too much of a tempting distraction to the younger generation or are we, as older people, just not moving with the times?.