Recent studies demonstrate that teens and adults are running the risk of being involved in terrible crashes due to their failure in putting their phones down while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. According to the studies conducted by independent organizations, a driver could have his or her focus taken away from the traffic for at least five seconds while texting, which is more than enough to travel the length of a football field without even looking at the road. The study goes further and states that texting and driving makes a crash 23 times more likely to happen and that 13% of all teenage drivers involved in auto crashes admit to texting or talking over the phone while driving, proving texting can be especially tempting for teenage motorists. Unfortunately, most young adults truly believe texting and driving is not a problem. The study indicated that over 50% of all young adults interviewed believed they felt it’s easy for them to drive and text without any major consequences. On top of that, one out of five drivers admit to browsing the web while behind the wheel regularly.
In light of the data presented in this study, it’s been concluded that not only texting but also most cell phone usage while behind the wheel could be dangerous. View the original story by clicking here.