Scary but true statistics on texting while driving:
People who use hand held devices while driving are 4 times more likely to get into a serious accident and injure themselves.Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity that is normally associated with driving by 37%.
If a driver takes his. Or her eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds to view or send a text message or e mail while traveling at 55 m.p.h it is the equivalent of having driven the length of a football filed blind.
What can you do?Be smart. Don’t text and drive.Care about your friends and family. Don’t send them a message if you know they are driving. Don’t even call them.Be in control. Remember, it’s your phone.you can take control. By turning it off while driving.Be an example to your friends. Be an example to your parents. Be an example to your kids. Make it a habit of not driving with yourcell phone on.