Texting And Driving Our Teens Are At Risk


Smart phones are wonderful but present the opportunity to be distracted. In fact you’re 23 times more likely to be involved in a accident while texting, 2.8 times for dialing, talking or listening 1.3 times, or just reaching for your phone 1.4 times . Teens are at the highest risk. 13% of 18 to 20 year old’s involved in an accident admitted to using a phone at the time of crash. 34% of people polled say they have text while driving in the past. One out of five people have surfed the web while driving.In North Carolina it’s against the law to text while driving a motor vehicle. It’s just plain dangerous and bad practice. Law enforcement can look at your phone records and tell if you were using the phone in some way at the time of an accident.
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