Texting while driving is statistically more dangerous than drunk driving, yet is much more prevalent and accepted. In fact, over half of teens and young adults admit to doing it! Let’s dive into the stats:
Teenagers prefer texting and video-chatting with their friends more than in-person as it becomes easier and easier to communicate in other ways online.
Unlike a phone or video call, there’s not a technical urgency to respond immediately yet over half of survey respondents said they needed to reply in five minutes or less.
Over half of teens admit to texting and driving, but it’s not just them! Forty-five percent of 20-24 year-olds do the same!
When texting and driving your eyes are off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. When driving at 35 mph, that’s nearly the distance of an entire football field!
It turns out that bad weather is more of a deterrent to texting and driving than police officers!
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