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Straight Talk for Teens Girl relies on rides from friend who texts and drives

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Lauren Forcella

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 7:32 am

Dear Straight Talk: A friend won’t stop texting when she drives and it makes me nervous. She is the only friend I have with a car and I can’t get around without her. How can I get her to stop without alienating her? —  “Rose,” Vacaville

Ryann, 15, Tustin: I feel your pain. As a freshman, I rely on older friends and teammates to get around. They ALL use their phones and text while driving. It’s usually at red lights and stop signs, but not always. It makes me nervous, but if I asked them to stop they would probably refuse rides to “the freshman.” But honestly, we need to speak up!

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