Dangers of Texting While Driving
By Product Expert | Posted in Helpful Advice on Monday, November 29th, 2021 at 8:58 am
What are the dangers of texting while driving?
Over the years, distracted driving has caused various accidents on the road. Recent studies show that one of the significant reasons for being distracted has been texting while driving, and it has caused over 400,000 casualties in the year 2018, according to a recent study. Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS, is here to inform you about the dangers of texting while driving. Continue reading for more information.
Risks to texting on the road
Texting and Driving are considered to be illegal, and you are breaking the law by doing so. Penalty for texting and driving includes a hefty fine and a ticket. Car insurance rates will sky-rocket if you receive a ticket for distracted driving. Even a short text takes five seconds of reading time which is more than sufficient time for an accident to occur. These split-second accidents could cause you or the opposite individual/s their lives.
At the same time, your vehicle will also get totaled, which will lead to repair and replacement charges that do not come cheap.
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According to the Brain Injury Society, texting while driving is equivalent to drinking four beers, which means that the chance of being involved in an accident while texting and driving increases by 23%, equal to the likelihood of an accident from driving after drinking four beers.
While texting and driving, your one hand would be on the wheel while the other will be on the phone; this would mean that in an emergency, the unavailability of two hands on the wheel will delay the driver’s response time and the ability to react to the situation physically.
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