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Texting and Driving Accident Statistics

2019-08-26T07:10:25+00:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Auto Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Texting while driving disorients a driver visually, mentally, and cognitively, and slows their reaction speeds. Consequently, thousands of people die or get injured every year on American roads, due to accidents caused by texting and driving. To further put things into perspective, below are some key statistics regarding texting and driving accidents in the year 2018. Analysis of Texting and Driving Accidents Statistics According to research conducted by TeenSafe: More than 58% of all car crashes involving teens are caused by distracted driving. Statistically, we lose 11 teenagers every day in texting and driving accidents.  In 2018, texting and driving accidents made up 25% of all car accidents in the US. In figures, this totals to 1.5 million accidents.  Studies show that teenagers who text while driving are more likely to veer out [...]

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

2014-09-15T18:04:13+00:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: Auto Accident|Tags: , , , |

Texting and driving is a combination that has produced numerous accidents on the road, with a frightening number resulting to fatalities.  In fact, studies have shown that texting while driving is considered as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. The use of mobile devices while on the road leads to distracted driving which means that the driver is less likely to notice road and safety signals, pedestrians and the signals coming from other vehicles.  Failure to heed these signals has led to injuries and deaths that could have been prevented had the driver not been using a mobile device while on the wheel. Legal Repercussions of Texting While Driving  In the US, there are laws banning the use of mobile devices or the act of texting while someone is on the wheel.  Also, different states have passed [...]