I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
This week, I participated in a conference call with various bloggers nationwide with Jorge Monsivais, the national voice for Allstate Insurance for the Hispanic community. The teleconference was about “¡Vamos!” or “Let’s Go!” first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents.
I myself am a survivor of a severe car accident because of a guy that was driving my car and lost control on a highway exit. So I know the consequences of speeding while driving! You can read my story here. My son was nine years old at the time, and now at 21, I always talk to him and remind him of the importance of driving safely. He knows..he almost lost his mom to an irresponsible driver.
Artículo en Español: Educándonos Con Allstate
In fact, that same day we drove together to the gym and I told him that I was no longer going to look at my phone during red lights in the car. I took it to heart since being a role model is of supreme importance. I never text nor look at my phone while driving, but I did at stops. Not anymore. The phone goes in the back seat!
My son wearing his seatbelt: