The Dangers Of Texting And Driving – Infographic

Texting while driving is a dangerous activity that causes 1.6 million auto accidents every year. The best prevention is education. Here are some national statistics surrounding texting and driving.

  • Texting and driving kills nine Americans a day
  • Ninety-eight percent of adults know texting while driving is dangerous
  • Forty-nine percent admit doing it anyway
  • Thirty-three percent of drivers text and drive
  • Twenty-five percent of car accidents are caused by texting and driving
  • Texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than drunk driving
  • The chances of an accident increases by 23 times when texting
  • Texting while driving increases the time your eyes are off the road
  • On average, you travel the length of a football field reading or writing a text
  • Texting while driving is banned in 46 states, including North Carolina

texting and driving statistics infographic

 

If you or anyone that you know has been involved in a auto accident involving distracted driving, please contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Demayo, L.L.P. for a free case evaluation.