Think you’re a pro? 55% of young adults are confident they are good at texting while driving. 77% say its really easy!
13% of accidents by 18 – 20 year-olds are due to texting while driving.
28% of adults admit to texting while driving.
48% of 12 – 17 year-olds witnessed adults texting while driving.
Texting while Driving Not a Good Idea
28% of accidents are from texting and you’re 23 times more likely to crash. Texting at 55mph keeps your eyes off the road for as long as football field.
Check out the infographic for the amount of feet it takes to stop while driving 70 mph.
How to Prevent Texting while Driving
Make a good habit of leaving the phone in your pocket while driving, it’s illegal in most states to text while driving.
There are several apps that prevent texting while driving like Safety Pal, and drive Safely.
82% of teens say they stop texting while driving after their parents talk to them about it.
The sad truth is after getting a license, only 22% of teens talk about driving with their parents.
32 states plus D.C. prohibit novice drivers from cell phone use.
10 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones.
39 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from text messaging.
Check out another infographic on texting whilst driving.
Infographic by BGS Attorneys at Law.