. . . Saturday August 6, 2005

Tapping into the Teen Mind

OK, here’s a mind game. Pretend you’re a teenager and you just heard about this new law:

Beginning Monday, Colorado is banning young drivers from talking on cellular phones while they’re behind the wheel — a small step more states are taking in hopes of promoting safety without upsetting voters who can’t live without the convenience.

The Colorado law affects teens with restricted licenses — brand-new drivers who must have an adult drive with them for a year. Police can issue a citation only if the driver is stopped for another violation.

Think there’s any chance you’d decide not to take a call next time you’re driving and cell phone makes whatever unusual sound it makes when one of your friends calls?

Concentration is important!