Texting and Driving

Timon Keough, Taylor Rease, Zach Horning


If you text and drive, you’re 23 times more likely to have a car crash. Texting while driving has become the number one driving distraction for many people. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers and keep their attention on the road, not on their cell phones or other mobile devices.


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.

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