Sending the right message begins at home--that's the word from advocates as Texas and the Nation mark Distracted Driving Month.
While much has been made of cracking down on texting while driving, Joel Feldman with the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation said there's more to the issue.
"We can't legislate against me reaching for my GPS, me reaching in to the glove compartment, me reaching around if I have an infant in a car seat" Feldman said. He began the foundation after losing his 21-year old daughter--who was hit by a distracted driver back in 2009.
He said the real solution is in setting the right tone for your kids.
"Studies show that teens who grow up in households where parents drive distracted are two to four times more likely to drive distracted" Feldman said, adding "I drove distracted all the time before my daughter was killed. I was a poor role model--I would drive distracted with my kids in the car."
The experts say about 400,000 people are hurt each year in distracted driving accidents--which take more than three-thousand lives.