Texting and Driving
Timon Keough, Taylor Rease, Zach Horning
Texting makes a crash 23% more likely to occur
Dialing a call makes a crash 2.8% more at risk
Talking or listening 1.3% more at risk
Reaching for a device 1.4% at risk
Drivers of the age 18-20 admit that their accident has to do with texting or talking on the phone
82% of Americans from the age of 16-17 own a cell phone
34% say they have texted while driving
52% say they have talked on the phone while driving
Teens that text and drive spend about 10% of their driving time outside the lines
Every 1 in 5 people surf the web while driving
What can you do to stop texting and driving?
When you're in the car, put your phone where you can't get it. A place where you won't even be tempted to look for it. No phone. No texting
Turn those notifications off. The less you hear your phone, the less tempted you'll be to respond while you're driving.
Borrow thumbs from a friend. Or lend yours to a friend. Passengers get the privilege of texting while in motion.