Texting and Driving

How many accidents per year involve cell phones?

The National Safety Council's annual injury and fatality report, "Injury Facts," found that the use of cellphones causes 26% of the nation's car accidents,

Inattentive driving

The failure to pay proper attention to the road while driving.

Safe use of cell phones in cars

  • The best thing to do is avoid use of cell phones while driving.
  • If using a cell phone is necessary, pull off the road before using it.

State laws regarding cell phones and driving

Texas doesn't have a state-wide ban of cell phone use while driving, but many cities have laws making cell phone use and driving illegal.

  • Distracted driving = fine