What can be more dangerous than driving while intoxicated or “high” on drugs? The answer is right at your fingertips- texting while driving. According to AAA studies, an estimated 4,000 to 8,000 crashes occur daily in the United States as a result of distracted driving. In addition, AAA reports indicate that approximately 50 percent of teens admit to texting while driving. Drivers who text behind the wheel are distracted. Motorists who take their eyes off the road – even for a few seconds – could cost themselves, others, or loved ones injury or even death. Always pull over to a safe place if you need to talk or text when operating a motor vehicle. In addition, please talk with your parents, teachers, and counselors for other road safety tips.
Remember, PLAY IT SAFE!
The desire to reduce pain and suffering of children and empower youth to be the best they can be is what inspired Karl A. Floyd to create his Professor Gulu stories and the Cerebrophonic music series.
With a focus on increasing youth coping skills, safety awareness, self-esteem, judgment and decision-making abilities, Professor Gulu’s learning series has become a powerful tool to help gauge youth progress towards emotional maturity. In addition, the series will help parents and guardians learn effective communication skills and develop insight and understanding on complex issues that affect youth development.
A resident of Fort Bend County, Texas, Karl lives with his wife and business partner, Ann Branch-Floyd, and develops educational and therapeutic resources that support healthy community development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, University Park, and works as a behavioral healthcare professional. Karl is a former Statewide Health Coordinating Council Member with the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions (2004-2010) and is licensed in Texas as a professional counselor. In addition, he is certified as a Fellow and Diplomate with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians.