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Texting Behind The Wheels: BRB to TTYL

Texting behind the Wheels : BRB to TTYL Teens and adults are texting or talking behind the wheel at great risk to themselves and other drivers. 5 seconds of distractive driving are enough to cause a crash. Be safe, be secure, and keep that phone aside. Did You Know? Distracted Driving X 23 times 1 - You are 23 times more likely to get into an accident while texting - Distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens - Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. That is enough time to travel the length of a football field 1 10% of fatal car accidents were reported to involve driver distraction Teens Do It 94% Teens 11 Teens Each Day 21% of fatal car crashes -According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, texting while driving kills 11 teens each day In an AAA poll, 94% of teens called texting and driving a serious threat, but 35% admitted to doing it. Each year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage. This result has been expected to grow as much as 4% every year And Adults Do It Too 10% 77% percent of teens have seen their parents text and drive 27% of adults have sent or received a text message while driving Adults who text and drive spend approximately 10% of their driving time outside of their lane Texting and Driving Laws in United States In many states texting while driving is against the law For All drivers For Novice drivers and bus drivers For Novice drivers No Ban WASH. VT. MONT. N.D. MINN. O MAINE ORE. MICH IN.H. IDAHO SD. MIS N.Y MASS WYO R.I. IOWA PA CONN. NEV. NEB. OHIO N.J. UTAH ILL. IND. W. VA VA I DEL. COLO. CALIF. KAN. MO MD KY. DC. N.C. TENN ARIZ. OKLA NM. ARK SC. MISS. ALA GA LA. TEXAS ALASKA FLA HAWAII How can we Stop People from Texting While Driving? • Laws: All the States should prohibit all drivers from texting and driving • Technology: DriveCam can monitor a driver's activity and provide real-time feedback with videos. There are also free anti-texting and driving mobile app for Android & Blackberry • Pledge: Take a text-free driving pledge • Social Media: Follow the anti-texting & driving awareness profiles on Twitter and Facebook such as @DistractionGov and @DriveSafely • Education: Educate people about the risks involved in texting and driving Resources: %LL

Texting Behind The Wheels: BRB to TTYL

shared by TheHartford on Jan 04
Teens and adults are texting or talking behind the wheels are at great risk to themselves and other drivers. This infographic tells you who’s doing it, where it’s banned and what you can do stop t...


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