Texting While Driving is a Problem
It’s wild out there. With so much technology available at our fingertips, people are paying less attention tot he road and we’re all in danger as a result.
Of course, there are benefits. We can entertain our children and ourselves better, we can work, etc., but do those benefits outweigh the risks?
Check this out:
In a nutshell:
- Over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured daily in incidents reported as distraction-affected crashes in the United States.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 people injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
- At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.
- In 2015, the National Occupant Protection Use Survey reported that handheld cell phone use continued to be highest among 16-24 year old drivers.
Be careful out there, can call me if you need help: 919-929-2992.
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