The risks of texting and driving.

  • Teens are at a all time risk, being new drivers and growing up with texting being a big part of their lives.
  • According to in 20111.3 million wrecks are caused by texting and driving.

  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.

  • A Study from the University of Utah indicated that the reaction time of a teen driver using a cell phone is the same as a 70 year old driver who is not using a cell phone.

  • According to FocusDriven, up to 80 Percent of all crashes involve some form of distraction

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Tips on how to stop Texting and Driving

  • Turn your cell on "silent"
  • Completely turn your cell phone off
  • Put your cell out of reach (i.e. the trunk or glove box)
  • Download an app that prevents you from texting while driving