It's the leading cause of traffic crashes in this country... distracted driving. And... The National HIghway Traffic Safety Administration says cell phones are the number one driver distraction. Today, some young drivers at Atlantic Coast High School learned some of the ways to stay safe. Channel 4's Alicia Booth attended a distracted driving class with the teens. Alicia... were the students told that one the biggest concerns of safety experts is PARENTS who set a bad example? 3 3 00-0537-4253-581:10-1:151:49- 1:54But when it comes to driving.. this attorney says multi-tasking is a myth.. because once you pick up that phone .."At that point, your brain has left the job of driving the vehicle, and you've turned it over to luck."Attorney Wayne Hogan gives talks like these regularly to young drivers.. with examples of how it is impossible to text and drive safely.And although this driver's education class at Atlantic Coast High School may get the message, Hogan says it may be the parents who need to hear it the most."We're hoping that this kind of education that we're doing with students will cause them to say, mom, dad, you told me not to do that, but we've learned a lot more, you shouldn't do it." "Do you think parents in general text and drive right in front of their kids? Most definitely, most definitely. I've seen many many parents text and drive and myself, I've been in the car with parents who have texted and drive also."Sophomore Chance Clemons has even had a friend seriously hurt while texting and driving.Ethically, we know we "shouldn't do it"..but legally..."As a passenger, of course, you can text as much as you want, but as a driver in the state of Florida, you're not allowed to text while driving.It's illegal. The punishment varies from county to county but in our viewing area, it's somewhere between 99 and 160 dollar fine."Hogan believes the law should be stonger..but it's a start.."These days, at least a parent is able to say to a budding driver, a teenager, it's illegal to do it. Previsouly, they weren't able to say that it's illegal to do it, and that matters."Senior Shelly Cornish has actually been a passenger in a car hit by a texting driver..and is concerned the decision to put down the phone won't get through until it's too late."I think it goes in one ear and out the other and like I said, nobody understands until something happens to them which is really bad." 3 TBA-- hopefully no question since my tag won't work with one.