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Texting and Driving Causes Trucking Accidents and Car Accidents
A study released by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that truck drivers who texted while driving were 23 times more at risk of a trucking wreck or near accident event than those truckers not texting and driving. The same can be said for using a cell phone but to a lesser degree as drivers talking on a cell phone were 1.3 times more likley to be involved in a car accident or near car wreck event. As reported by CNET and Jennifer Guevin, the study found that drivers who were texting and driving would remove their eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 second per text. At a speed of a 55 miles per hour, that same driver would travel the length of a football field.
Teenage Drivers Text More- May Cause More Car Accidents and Injuries
The average teenager sends over 3,300 per texts per month. In a 30 day month that is 110 texts per day or roughly 5 texts every hour of every day. By the sheer fact that teenagers spend a lot of time on the road in cars it is more likley than not that teenagers are at a higher risk for car accidents while texting while driving. That is only text message stats and does not include reading Facebook, Facebook status updates, emails, dialing telephone calls entering in GPS addresses and yes even playing game on the phone.
Yes, there's an app for that but it doesn't mean that you should use it while behind the wheel.
While it is not earth shattering news to learn that texting while driving causes car accidents. It is interesting to put data to just how distracted a driver is that is texting while driving.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney or Trucking Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know was hit by a driver that was texting and driving, on a cell phone while driving or simply being distracted driver, contact the law firm of Black, Black & Montgomey, LLC for your free car accident injury consultation. (800) 681-1931 or (864) 558-8297