Are you a distracted driver? Were you on your cellphone today while driving?
Do you know at least 18% of all fatal crashes are the result of driver distraction?
And, 40% of U.S. teens admit to having been in a car when the driver was using a cellphone, causing potential injury to the driver, passenger and innocent bystanders.
Do you know the multiple risk factor when texting while driving? It is 23 times more than driving while not distracted.
Are you 18 to 20 years old? Do you know that 11% of you were involved in auto crashes while texting? And that is only the percentage of those drivers that survived.
The statistics and consequences of distracted driving are astounding. Is it worth resulting in injury and loss of life? Cellphones are increasingly popular and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is working with manufacturers, safety organizations and governmental agencies to educate and facilitate innovative technologies to curb this addictive behavior.
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What can you do? Don’t text and drive. Share this blog with your friends, family, teens and ask them to turn their phone off while driving.