Vehicles and Phones – A Deadly Combination
Posted on behalf of Rizk Law on Oct 24, 2018 in Auto Accident
According to research conducted by AT&T, 77% of American teenagers report that adults close to them instruct them not to text while driving…
Yet they see those same adults text or email while they drive.
It takes all of us to make safe roads. Take responsibility for your actions – realizes this behavior could kill you or your family coming from someone else or your lack of attention in the right direction.
Everyone needs to break this killer habit and FAST. 😖
If That’s Not Enough to Convince You…
If that hasn’t been enough to convince you to put the phone down while driving… Let’s look at the fines in Oregon.
Check out the Video: It may save your life or at the least, $1K.
Some More Mind Blowing Facts
- Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to get you in an accident than drunk driving. That’s right, it is actually safer for someone to get wasted and get behind the wheel than to text and do it.
- It takes an average of three seconds after a driver’s mind is taken off the road for any road accident to occur. This is the bare minimum amount of time it takes, and it is surprisingly small. Three seconds is the time it takes to turn your ignition when starting your car.
- Reading a text message while driving successfully distracts a driver for a minimum of five seconds each time. This means that the chances of an accident occurring while reading a text is extremely high indeed.
- The average speed in the US is about 55mph. Taking five seconds to read a text in this time means that the driver travels the length of a football field without looking at the road, or being distracted. There are so many vehicles on the road now that this means there is a huge chance of something terrible happening in this distance.
- When you text while driving, the time that you spend with your eyes off the road increases by about 400%. It is already dangerous enough to be distracted by NATURE while driving. So why make things 4 times as bad by texting?
- The chances of a crash because of any reason is increased by 23 times when you are texting. Even if the crash is another driver’s fault, you will probably have been able to avoid it if you had been looking at the road instead of the phone.
- When you compare this to the 2.8 times more risk that dialing a number on a phone imparts, you know that you are playing with fire.