Texting while Driving at the same time…
23 Times more likely to find yourself in an Accident
The reason why texting and riving at the same time is so bad is because it results in the driver being distracted. The driver will find it extremely difficult to focus on the road , as they try to construct text and figuring out if what they have wrote on their cellphone actually makes sense.
Essentially, the driver while he is texting is trying to accomplish two activities at one time. No matter how good they think they are, they will fail to do both things in the way they should be accomplished, which means their attention is not on the road as it should be.
As a result of this, they will miss important road signs and they will not be able to react real time like they are supposed to. The result of this kind of behavior is extremely devastating, as people lose their loved ones in situations that could have been prevented.
Next time you are on the road, think before you grab your cellphone. Your actions could take a life.
Here are the statistics that you should know :
> A person who is texting and driving at the same time is 23 times more likely to find himself or herself in an accident. Studies that have been conducted have concluded that texting while one is driving is even more dangerous than someone who drives a car while under the influence of alcohol. Now that is scary.
> 5,870 people lost their lives due to car accidents in 2008, while a total of 515 000 were injured in car crashes. 28% of those car crashes were as a result of people texting and driving.
>In recent study that was done in 2010, it has been revealed that 47% of the adults do text as hey drive, and only 34% of the teenagers follow the same practice. Despite the assumption that teenagers were the ones who were busy on the phone while driving, it has been revealed than adults are more the culprits.
The good news is that people are really starting to take notice. Some states even have a no text while driving law, to drive and drive the seriousness of this issue.
A lot of lives are being lost due to this issue, do not turn a blind eye. Do not ignore this, do your part.