Today we are wrapping up our three part series, sponsored by Les Jacobs Ford, on the dangers of texting and driving. We hope the information has caught your attention like it has ours! Click here and here to read our previous two post full of life saving information.
We all know that texting and driving is bad, but why do we keep doing it?
- 43% of drivers say they want to connect with friends, family and work
- 30% say they text and drive out of habit (that’s me!)
- 28% say they’re afraid of missing something important
- 27% say they felt others expected them to answer their phones right away
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during any point of the day, 11 percent of drivers are talking on their cell phones. The United States Department of Transportation notes that cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and take 6,000 lives.
This habit is so deadly, that 45 states have banned texting and driving all together. Get caught texting and driving? The median fine for texting and driving for your first offense is $100.
Thank you to our sponsors at Les Jacobs Ford for pulling together this information for us. It may just save a life and for that–we say thank you!