The dangers of texting and driving are obvious — especially since most of us have done it and realized the danger after swerving a bit into the other lane.
But these statistics below will show you just how serious texting and driving is — starting with the fact people texting or reading texts are 23% more likely to get into a car accident.
Some more shocking statistics:
From the Department of Transportation: Cell phones are involved in some 1.6 million automobile-related accident annually — which cause some 500,000 injuries and leads to the deaths of some 6,000 each year.
A University of Utah study showed that the reaction time of a teenage driver who is using his/her cellphone is the same as a 70-year-old driver who is not using one.
Texting or reading a text typically takes about 4.6 seconds. If you’re driving 65 mph that equates to driving the length of a football field [...]