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Jun 20, 2014

Don't Text and Drive

Don't Text and Drive

» The National Safety Council reports that using your phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
» Nearly 390,000 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.
» Texting while driving is 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
» Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field, and doing it with your eyes closed

Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 2,841 lives a year

What is distracted driving? According to NHTSA, distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

In the near future as the electric and autonomous cars develop...

Until then

Don't Text & Drive

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