Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers. The AAA says up to 47% of teens text message while driving. Text messaging while driving has been making headlines because most accidents are caused by distracted drivers and text messaging is a major distraction. Texting takes the driver’s eyes off the road. A recent study by Car and Driver magazine suggests that driving while texting is more dangerous than drunk driving or driving under the influence of marijuana.
If you think texting while driving is safe, it is not. The statistics are compelling and prove the danger.
Even if you think you are an expert at texting while driving, here’s a newsflash: Everyone thinks they are an expert at everything and you’re probably not that much better than this bus driver:
Even if your state does not have a law against texting while driving, you can still get a ticket for reckless driving, careless driving or dangerous driving if a police officer spots you reading or sending a text message. Until DriveSafe.ly was launched, the only sure way to avoid fines was to turn your cell phone off entirely.
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