Do not text while driving

Seems very simple: concentrate on what you’re doing, and you lessen (but not eliminate) the risk of car crash.  How much higher is the risk of accidents from texting?  Twenty Three times, that’s how much (VTTI, .pdf).

That’s just not worth the risk.

Unfortunately, apparently it’s hard to resist…

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Comments

  1. I see there is NO seat belt in use, either…

    [GD: lap bet, no shoulder restraint. Not very safe. Also, no airbags...]

  2. nurse 1961 says:

    Apparently looking forward was out of the question, too. Our daughter used to drive like this, 4 accidents in the first 18 months of driving. I blame it on her instructor . . . her dad.

  3. MediaCurves.com just conducted a study with 300 viewers of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) from the U.K. illustrating the dangers of texting and driving. Results showed that majority of viewers (80%) reported that they are less likely to text while driving after watching the PSA. The study also found that 85% of American viewers reported that the PSA should be aired in the U.S. The majority of viewers (87%) believe that the PSA is appropriate in nature, and 86% also indicated that the PSA was extremely effective. More in-depth results can be viewed at http://www.mediacurves.com/NationalMediaFocus/J7508-PSA/Index.cfm
    Thanks,
    Ben

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