Driving While Texting Statistics
Report after report supports the growing evidence that driving while texting is dangerous. The statistics reveal that someone who is driving while texting is at least 6 times more likely to crash than a non-texting driver. A semi truck driver texting while driving was 23 times more likely to crash or be involved in an avoidance maneuver. Car and Driver reported that it took texting drivers significantly longer to hit the brakes than drivers who were legally drunk (.08 blood alcohol level). Look at these staggering results:
- Unimpaired drivers: .54 seconds to brake
- Legally drunk drivers: .54 seconds plus 4 feet
- Texting drivers: .54 seconds plus 70 feet
All of the current studies are showing that people can multi-task when talking on cell phones, but multi-tasking while texting is difficult — if not impossible. Reading a text message is even more dangerous than sending a text message. A driver who is reading a text message gets involved in reading and forgets about driving. A study done on a driving simulator by the University of Utah found that texters had more crashes, had a slower response time to brake lights on cars in front of them, and showed impairment in avoidance maneuvers than did drivers who talked on a cell phone while driving or drove without texting.
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