Try to imagine how would you feel if your child killed someone because of texting and driving.
A new study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than half of teens in the US admit to texting and driving.
For teen drivers like Riley, texing and driving is a dangerous sight he deals with on a daily basis.
He has his permit, but Friday he was working towards his license at the Frost Driving School in Belton.
"People texting, and then taking forever to take off from a light, and stuff and then making the wrong terns, and wrong lanes," said teen driver Riley Rea.
"It happens a lot, and when like I'm leaving school you see it happening all the time," said teen driver Laney Rennert.
Thirty-nine states, have passed laws that outlaw texting while driving.
But, in Texas, that only applies to beginner drivers for their first 12 months.
"My cousin and one of my brothers best friends past away in car wrecks," said Rea.
Which is why driving instructor Bill Stillson tries to instill how crucial it is to pay attention to the road.
"You can talk to them, they can watch movies, but it's a personal thing, they have to realize how dangerous this is, driving and trying to text," said Stillson.
Six out of 10 high school senior drivers admit they text and drive, and four out of 10 juniors said they do the exact same thing.
So what can you do to help keep your teenager safe while driving?
The answer's simple, get your kid's attention!
"I hope their parents will sort of enforce this and have a relationship with them," said Stillson.
It will have a greater effect than you think.
"I don't get in vehicles that people text and drive and much less none of my friends parents let them," said Rea.
One third of teen deaths are due to car wrecks each year, which is why its so important to teach your teen not to text.
New drivers are banned from texting and driving for their first 12 months.
For everyone else in Texas, the only time it's illegal to text and drive is when traveling through a school zone.