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Don’t Text & Drive

Posted on 03 February 2014 by Monica Zech

More life saving information on the dangers of texting and driving…

http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats/

Texting and Driving Statistics

Texting while driving is a growing trend, and a national epidemic,  quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they  can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the numbers don’t  lie.

Texting While Driving Causes:

1. 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council 2. 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study 3. 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts 4. Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

Texting While Driving Is:

1. About 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated 2. The same as driving after 4 beers – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin. 3. The number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers

Texting While Driving:

1. Makes you 23X more likely to crash – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin. 2. Is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time – VA. Tech Transportation Institute 3. Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country 4. Slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – HumanFactors & Ergonomics Society 5. Leads to a 400% increase with eyes off the road

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