Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Facts on Texting and Driving

Posted by Daniel Clayton in Car Accidents

Did you know…

* Over 28% of car accidents occur when people talk on cellphones or send text messages while driving, according to a study by National Safety Council

* CTIA- The Wireless Association reports that text messaging has increased tenfold over the last three years

* 72% of teens text daily

* Teens text more than 3000 times a month

* According to studies done by the National Safety Council, 81% of the driving population has admitted
to texting while driving

* 37% of cognitive reasoning and ability to respond to driving situations is taken away when you text and drive, giving you 23 more times the risk of being in a car crash than non-texting drivers

* Distracted driving is dangerous

* Approximately 342,000 auto accident injuries each year are caused by texting and driving

* The National Safety Council states that fatalities caused by texting and driving are more than double the amount that those as a result of drunk driving

Texting is convenient, but distracting. And when you drive distracted, you’re dangerous. And when you’re a danger on the road, there’s nothing to “LOL” about.  Please put away the phone while you are driving.

Tags: Distracted Drivers, Car Accidents

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