A few days ago, I posted “Don’t Text And Drive” Ad Is Intense #justdrive, an advertising campaign by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to bring awareness to the dangers of driving and texting.
This infographic summarizes some facts about texting and driving. When you’re texting you are distracted in three ways:
- Your eyes are off the road.
- Your hands are off the wheel.
- Your mind is not focused on driving.
Taking into consideration that it takes 4.6 seconds to send and receive a message, that’s equivalent to the length of sixteen cars if driving at 40mph. And teens aren’t the only ones that do it. According to the infographic, 43% of teens text and drive, but so do 41% of parents.
For more, check out the infographic below.
Some phones have a feature that you can put in hands-free or car mode. There are also apps that can silence text messages while you drive. Remember to stay safe for both you and your passengers.
Katherman Briggs & Greenberg
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