Texting And Driving Still Kills, Watch This Video

Tampa FL February 12, 2016
Texting and driving

Texting while driving is likely the gravest of offenses you can pull while behind the wheel, but did you know eating & drinking, using a navigation system, or even adjusting the radio counts as distracted as well?

Research from 2013 says 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involv­ing distracted drivers, including ones who were texting. As of December 2013, 153.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. What’s more is that 10% of drivers of all ages under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted or texting at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.

As the clip above dramatically conveys, drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes, according to the NHTSA. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones, texting, or manipulating electronic devices while driving.

We’re all sick of getting reminded not to text and drive, but do it anyway, so watch the clip below over and over for a bit. Then put it down today, and the day after that, and then after that, too.

The State of Florida has many distracted driving laws on the books, and they change constantly. You can see a full list of the Sunshine State’s driving laws (aggressive, drunk, distracted, etc.) by heading to the Governors Highway Safety Association website.

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