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- At any given moment- over 800,000 Americans are texting or making calls while driving. This
includes adults AND teens.
- People who text while driving are 23% more likely to be in a car accident.
- Texting in cars and trucks causes over 3,000 deaths and 330,000 injuries per year, according to a Harvard Center for Risk Analysis study.
- Texting while driving a vehicle has now replaced drinking while driving as the leading cause of accidents and deaths of teenage drivers.
- Driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated according
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- The federal agency reports that sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent -- when traveling at 55 mph -- of driving the length of an entire football field while blindfolded.
- Texting in traffic isn’t simply a problem among teens and 47% of adults admit that they text while driving.