USA- Thezebra.com writes that fourteen percent of deadly collisions in the United States are caused by drivers who are improperly using their phones. Most drivers understand that it is dangerous to text while operating a car. And yet, most also have been tempted to look at their phones while they are behind the wheel. It is incredibly important to avoid falling victim to such a temptation. Driving may seem simple, but it is a challenging task that requires the motorist’s full attention.
Nearly half of all drivers believe that it is illegal to text while driving. Still, many motorists, including 15.6 percent of those between the ages of eighteen and 24, admit that they have or do text while they drive. Many of these young drivers stated that they do not know the texting and driving laws in their own states.
Of course, distractions caused by phones go beyond texting. GPS, and even talking on the phone are also dangerous behaviors.
When it comes to describing just how dangerous it is to text and drive, motorists should consider the time it takes most people to read or write a text. On average, it requires five seconds. When a person is traveling at 55 miles per hour, he or she will cover a distance that is approximately equal to a football field in just five seconds. Texting and driving is like traveling the length of a football field with your eyes shut.
Cellphone use caused about 1.5 million wrecks in 2017. Even if these collisions are relatively minor, the driver who causes such an incident will face consequences, including a significant rise in their car insurance premiums.
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