Death by Texting: Auto Crash Danger
Texting is an extracurricular activity that should never be done while driving a car. Texting while driving is avoidable.
Auto crashes involving texting happens because of stupidity.
Due to advancements in technology and inexpensive cell phone contracts/cheap prepaid phones—texting while driving is on the rise and increases day by day. A study by Virginia Tech Driving Institute revealed that those who resort to texting while driving are 23 times more likely to have an auto crash.
Texting while driving is about six times more likely to result in an accident than driving drunk.
How many people die in auto crashes involving texting?
Studies have found that texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent eyes not looking at the road.
On November 9, 2011 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a bill that bans drivers from sending or receiving text messages in Pennsylvania. This bill brought the total number of states with a texting while driving ban to 35. The new law makes texting behind the wheel a primary offense, meaning that police can pull over motorists for that violation alone. The ban takes effect on March 8, 2012; the fine is set at $50.
Will the texting while driving ban have an effect on auto crashes?