Dangers of Texting While Driving

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

The following statistics come from a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI):

Of all cell phone related tasks – including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone – texting while driving is the most dangerous.

Teen drivers are four times more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near crash events directly related to talking on a cell phone or texting.

A car driver dialing a cell phone is 2.8 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-distracted driver.
A driver reaching for a cell phone or any other electronic device is 1.4 times more likely to experience a car crash.

A car driver talking on their phone is 1.3 times more likely to get into an accident.

A truck driver texting while driving is 23.2 times more likely to get into an accident than a trucker paying full attention to the road.

A truck driver dialing a cell is 5.9 times more likely to crash.
A trucker reaching for a phone or other device is 6.7 times more likely to experience a truck accident.

For every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road. This makes texting the most distracting of all cell phone related tasks.

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