Texting and Driving Alysa Adams

Texting and Driving

Approximately 80 percent of teenagers today have cell phones this is a large amount of the driving population. Texting and driving can be bad for various reasons. 1 out of 4 car accidents in the united states is caused by texting and driving. Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to cause an accident then driving drunk. 94% of drivers support a ban on texting while driving and 74% drivers support ban on hand-held cell phone use. As a result of texting and driving nearly 11 teens die every day. In 2013 3,154 people were killed in distraction related crashes about 424,000 people were injured due to texting also. According to statistics woman reach for their cell phones while driving more frequently than men. As of 2016 only 4 states haven’t banned texting and driving those states are Arizona, Missouri, Montana, and Texas. 5 seconds is the minimal amount of attention that a driver who texts takes away from the road. If your traveling 55MPh this equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road. 19% of drivers of all ages admit to surfing the web while driving. Texting and driving isn’t a joke not only do you put yourself in risk you but the people driving next to or the people driving towards you at risk also. DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE.!

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