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driving and text messaging is
That is excellent counsel since we never know what may take place split second to instant as we
drive. Because of this uncertainty, it is very critical that when we drive we maintain our eyesight
on the highway and our mind on the driving task itself.
Retaining focus for individuals may be more challenging now than in the past because of all the
smartphone instruments which we have accessible to us inside our vehicles And sad to say, the
research are exhibiting this to be true.
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, in 2012, 18 % of all fatal collisions were
due to distracted drivers. These accidents resulted in 3,328 deaths and 421,000 injuries. These
kind of stats are not all that unexpected considering the fact that text messaging research shows
that doing so creates a crash risk that is 23 times higher than driving while not being distracted.
Forty percent of American teens report that they have been distracted while driving as a result of
to using their cellular phones. And of those mixed up in collisions which they brought about, 11%
confess that they were either sending or receiving a text at the moment of the crash.
In fairness to teenagers, drivers of all ages have been proven to be preoccupied by present-day
technology while driving. A number of individual states have passed laws putting restrictions on
the use of mobile phones while driving. And towns in states where there has been no state-wide
bans put in place, have taken it upon them selves to pass these types of laws.
As drivers, we all know that it is hazardous to let our self to become preoccupied while on the
streets, yet it appears that the vast majority of us think that we can multi-task and drive carefully
at the identical time. In a recent survey conducted by AT&T, 90% of drivers acknowledged that
sending text messages and driving is dangerous and yet still they confessed that they still do it.
As human beings, we may be the most advanced species on the planet, but even our minds can
only do so much well at the same time. If you see an empty street and decide that it is thereby
safe to look at your mobile phone, the world and the amount of traffic on the highway can change
in the same instant that you have decided to take your eyes off the road.
If you are an AT&T patron, they have made an application which can help. When your vehicle
comes to a stop this alert function is reactivated. The application also warns the sender of the text
message that you are driving and that their text message will not be acknowledged by you until
your motor vehicle has stopped.
This is an important advance that may very well prevent injuries and fatalities which are triggered
by pre-occupied driving. The National Highway Traffic Administration has established that driving
while preoccupied is in reality six times more hazardous than driving while lawfully intoxicated
Research has shown that when drivers prefer to check a text message on their mobile phone,
they take their eyes off the highway for an average of 4.6 seconds. Other research has shown

that individuals who check their text messages while on the road take their eyes off the highway
for an average of 4.6 seconds and as a consequence they increase the possibility of being mixed
up in a crash by 23 percent} To do so and in the process increase their likelihood of being
involved in a collision by twenty three % A motorist traveling at freeway speeds will travel the
distance end to end of a football field in the time that they take to understand even a short text
message| When you consider that motor vehicle drivers who do this while traveling at freeway
speeds will journey the length of football field while their eyes are off the road, you can see just
how hazardous this can be}}.
Many years ago my father instructed me to always expect the unpredicted and to keep my eyes
on the highway while driving, counsel that is just as spot on today.
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