Texting and driving is dangerous.
Although a surprising number of people think they are perfectly capable of sending a text while operating a motor vehicle—77% of young adults believe they can send or receive a text message while they drive, in part because they think taking precautions such as increasing their following distance or holding their phone near the windshield so they can see the road while they text—the statistics bear out the assertion that sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle dramatically increases the chances of an accident .
Statistics on texting and driving.
When a driver looks at his or her phone, statistics show that they spend at the very least, 5 seconds with their eyes off the road. Traveling at 55 miles an hour, that is enough time to cover the length of a football field. That is a long way to travel without looking at the road, and it makes the next statistic much more believable: 1 out of every 4 automobile accidents is caused by texting and driving. Consider for a moment the ramifications of that statement: a quarter of the car accidents you will ever see will involve texting and driving in some way. Given that this is completely preventable, this makes texting and driving more dangerous than just about any activity.
Actually, texting and driving is statistically more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Statistics show that texting and driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated. Most people would never dream of getting behind the wheel when they are drunk, yet 77% of them believe they can send a text message while they are driving.
If you think you can drive and text, please, think again. Do it for your family, your friends, and the person that you could end up harming with your vehicle.
Don’t text and drive.