Texting while driving makes you 23X more likely to crash.
Can you live with that statistic? Is it worth it to send a text while driving and risk killing or seriously injuring someone?
I know that texting is the way of the world right now. BUT… not while you’re driving. There comes a point where it should no longer be socially acceptable. The majority of people are confident that they can drive and text safely, while another majority says it’s “easy” to do so.
However more and more people are getting injured and killed because people are texting while driving.
I want to share some statistics with you from textinganddrivingsafety.com:
(Note: while these statistics are in reference to young adult drivers, this info is meant for everyone):
Texting and Driving Statistics
Texting while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the numbers don’t lie.
Texting While Driving Causes:
1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts
Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents
Texting While Driving Is:
About 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated
The same as driving after 4 beers – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin.
The number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers
Texting While Driving:
Makes you 23X more likely to crash – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin.
Is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time – VA. Tech Transportation Institute
Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country
Slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – HumanFactors & Ergonomics Society
Leads to a 400% increase with eyes off the road
Info and/or images via TextingAndDrivingSafety.com, used with permission…
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