North Carolina Accident News

The Dangers Of Texting And Driving – Infographic

Posted on June 2017    

Texting while driving is a dangerous activity that causes 1.6 million auto accidents every year. The best prevention is education. Below 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

If you or anyone that you know has been involved in an auto accident involving distracted driving, please contact DeMayo Law Offices for a free case evaluation.

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