Did you know that even with all that is being done to help get the word out about the dangers of texting and driving, teens are still doing it? Legislation is in the works, but the biggest factor that can help deter teens from being on their phone while driving has to come from their parents. Here are a few facts to share with your teen about the risks of texting behind the wheel.
Texting while driving takes your eyes off the road on
average of five seconds at a time. At 55 mph, that's like driving the
length of a football field - completely blind.
It's like driving after having 4 beers. For the average person, that would put them at or above the legal limit to drive!
Texting while driving makes us 23 times more likely to crash.
Texting while driving results in car crashes that kill an average of 11 teens each day! Think of those parents.
It results in 330,000 distracted driving injuries every year.