People should not drive while they are distracted. Talking and texting while you driving will distract you from what should be you #1 focus… Driving! The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that 1.6 million automobile accidents happen every year because of distracted drivers on their cell phones, causing 500,000 injuries that led to 6,000 deaths.
Texting While Driving Is Illegal
It seems that driving “drunk” or intoxicated is the only obvious event that grabs a headlines but did you know that driving while texting is technically illegal even though very few drivers see it that way. Most drivers see it as a minor infraction and a nuisance when it is enforced. Most drivers seldom think about this common distraction that could cause them to cross the double yellow line and change their and other motorists’ lives forever.
Technology Is Evolving But It’s Not Enough
Technology continues to evolve and devices are getting smaller and smaller. Fortunately, there are several options for “hands-free” and Bluetooth communication and many smart phones now have “talk to text” that allows drivers to text/email hands-free. Technology is already available to detect if cell phones are being used to text in a moving vehicle. But until all States start a serious campaign (with serious consequences), too many lives will be lost and/or forever altered. Too many innocent people and children are dying from a distraction that could’ve been avoided.
How to Stop Yourself From Texting While Driving
- Turn your cellphone on silent or turn it completely off
- Put your cellphone in an out-of-reach spot
- Set everything up, especially your navigation instructions, before you put the car in drive
- If you have guests, choose a designated texter!
- If you have to text, pull over first
- Use apps that block texting and driving
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