The Dangers of Texting and Driving


Texting while driving is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email,or making other similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. The practice has been viewed by many people and authorities as dangerous.  The practice though, should be viewed by EVERYONE as DANGEROUS!!! Here are some statistics and some very haunting informationals about the act of texting and driving.

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States have started to make laws to attempt at preventing these horrifying occurrences. But it is not enough…

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It is up to us to make these trends go down and to save many lives.  Nobody but ourselves can choose to wait to respond to your text or to search what you need on the internet.  We all think that this can’t happen to us, but as we realize more and more, it can and most likely will!  According to the federal government’s National Safety Council, 52% of all fatal crashes involve cell phone use.  Some people think if they use a bluetooth or hands free device it will help.  There is zero difference.  It has been proven that your tunnel vision is drastically reduced when you’re talking on the phone while driving.  These dangers are very real and the statistics are unfortunately only getting worse.

Check out the mobile app, Drive Agent, it is a wonderful app that can sense when you’re driving and holds and responds for you until you get to your destination.

Take a pledge at http://www.itcanwait.com to help yourself stop texting and driving.

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