Automobiles are one of the most integral parts of human society. Modernized transportation has reshaped civilization as a whole. This has caused driving to become a necessary skill for the average person. Although our automobiles are becoming far more advanced as the years pass, the problems/dangers that are presented by these automobiles have not yet been resolved.
One of the biggest issues with operating a vehicle is that it is reliant on the abilities and proficiency of the driver. Driving obviously requires knowledge of the vehicle itself as well as the rules and regulations that each driver is required to know and abhor to. It also requires a large amount of attention to your surroundings. Multitasking while driving, presents a vast amount of risk and dangers that can result in catastrophic consequences. Doing anything that requires enough attention to distract you from your surroundings, like texting and driving, is a risk not worth taking.
General Cell Phone Statistics
- The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
- Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
- 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
- Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
- Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to travel the length of a football field.
- Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
- Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
- 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving.
- 74 percent of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
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When driving, put aside all other tasks, or pull yourself to the side of the road. Driving is always your primary concern while on the road, for your safety and others