Texting & Driving
The Dangers of a text
What texting and driving can mean to your family and friends.
When you decide to pull out your phone to check a text while on the road, you aren't only hurting yourself, you are hurting all of the people that care for you. If something were to happen to you because you couldn't wait until you parked, they would be heartbroken. Megan Small was a bright, young, college student whose life ended early due to texting and driving, think before you pull out a phone. Next time you're driving and you feel a buzz from your phone, remember this, 11 teens die every day from texting while driving; don't be one of those 11.
Facts and Statistics about texting while driving.
21% of teens in car accidents are distracted by their phones. 330,000 injuries occur each year due to texting while driving, that doesn't include fatalities. 1 out of every 4 car accidents are caused by texting & driving. 5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off road while you check your phone, if you're going 55 mph, that's enough time to scale a football field. About 3,000 teens are killed each year due to texting and driving.