Texting While Driving Kills

By Andrew Dauby

How dangerous is it?

There are 1.6 million car crashes every year caused by it! There are 11 teen deaths every day caused by texting and driving. Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to crash, and is the reason for nearly 25 percent of all crashes. It causes almost 400,000 injurys and over 4,000 deaths.

It doubles a drivers reaction time

Texas A&M University conducted a study that proved texting while driving doubles a drivers reaction time. This means they will take twice as long to react to a red light, stop sign or swerving driver. They are also 11 times more likely to miss a red light.

Something needs to be done.

All around the world people are asking the question, what can be done? There are a few simple solutions that will end the waste of life. All people have to do is obey the law, and wait until they have stopped driving to text.

Here are some solutions:

Conclusion

Texting While Driving is a very serious and deadly issue. People get injured or die everyday from it, and it can all be stopped easily. Just say 'no'. Put down your phones, it can wait until you stop driving. Follow the law, and if you absolutely have to communicate, get on of those cars, phones or apps that will allow you to talk to your phone.

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