Over 2 trillion text messages sent each year and McGowan Spinal Rehab thinks that are just too many sent from moving vehicles. Given the dangers involving a involving a motor vehicle accident and the subsequent consequences, you wouldn’t think we’d need advertising to know better. Sadly, many of us just aren’t paying attention.
If you claim you don’t text and drive, you probably are at least a little bit. According to a recent survey by the CDC on distracted driving, 31 percent of American drivers admitted to sending or reading an email or texting while driving in the past 30 days. How does that translate to accidents? Almost 20 percent of accidents in 2010 involved a distracted driver.
While texting and driving, you likelyhood for an accident increases 23 times.
That’s right Jacksonville, 23 times.
Thankfully, automakers and phone companies are stepping up in an effort to make our drivers and our roads safer.While tougher laws are making texting while driving illegal, it’s just downright dangerous.