Dangers of Texting While Driving
September 17, 2019
Dangerous habits behind-the-wheel lead to unnecessary injuries and fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that driver inattention is the leading cause of most crashes or near-miss accidents in the United States. In fact, more than 1,160 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver every day.
It Only Takes 3 Seconds
90% of crashes involving driver inattention happen within just 3 seconds, putting you at risk every time you look away to change the song or check your phone.
It's Against the Law
Texting and driving is against the law in most states and Washington DC. Be sure to use hands-free devices to avoid a ticket and potentially a dangerous accident.
Helpful Tips to Avoid Texting While Driving
- Put your phone out of reach
- Use an app to block incoming texts or calls
- Purchase a phone mount to use while using navigation apps
- Make a commitment to not use your phone while driving