Texting while operating a motor vehicle is considered highly dangerous by authorities, and is illegal in 39 states as well as the District of Columbia. Although the practice is banned in more than half of the country, texting while driving is the cause of 25-percent of all automotive accidents each year. In addition, the overall popularity and widespread use of mobile devices has had both unintended and severely dangerous road-side consequences.
Texting while Driving – Facts and Figures
Texting while driving causes 1,6000 accidents and 330,000 injuries per year.
77-percet of drives aged 18-20 years old believe they can drive safely while texting. Texting while driving is the number one driving distraction reported by teens.
Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash, and is six times more likely to cause an accident then driving while intoxicated.
Texting while driving slows your brake reaction speed by 18% and leads to a 400% increase time with eyes off the road.
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