Texting behind the wheel impairs a driver to the same degree as drinking four beers.
25% of Car Accidents Involve Cell Phone Use
Drivers using cell phones fail to see up to 50% of their surroundings. Texting or checking status updates is not always the biggest problem. Talking on hand held or hands-free devices accounts for 21% of cell phone related collisions.
Two or More Peer Passengers Triples the Risk of a Fatal Crash for a Teen
71% of males and 47% of females said they were distracted directly by the actions of their passengers. Males with peer passengers were almost six times more likely to drive aggressively
before a crash than when driving solo.
Texting Causes 10% of Drivers to Drive Out of the Lane
97% of teens agree that texting while driving is dangerous, yet 43% do it anyway.
Five Seconds is the Minimal Amount of Time Your Attention Is Taken Away from the Road when Your Texting and Driving
When traveling at 55 mph, that’s long enough time to drive the distance of a football field.
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