Danger of Cell phones By: Andrew Chen

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL REPORTS THAT CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING LEADS TO 1.6 MILLION CRASHES EACH YEAR. NEARLY 330,000 INJURIES OCCUR EACH YEAR FROM ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. 1 OUT OF EVERY 4 CAR ACCIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES IS CAUSED BY TEXTING AND DRIVING.

IN 2012, 3,328 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN DISTRACTION-RELATED CRASHES. ABOUT 421,000 PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN CRASHES INVOLVING A DISTRACTED DRIVER. IN 2012, 11% OF DRIVERS UNDER AGE 20 INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED TO BE DISTRACTED AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

44% of 18-24 year OLDs have fallen asleep with their phone in their hand.
35% of people think of their cell phones when they wake up while only 10% of people think of their significant others.

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