The numbers illustrating the dangers of cell phone use while driving are downright startling.
In fact, at any given time throughout the day, statistics show that more than 600,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile.
Texting and driving is becoming a national epidemic.
How many of those drivers will be in an accident caused by distracted driving?
Here are even more startling statistics that may just convince you to put the phone down while driving:
- 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by distracted driving
- Texting and driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than someone driving drunk
- Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes NOT on the road
- 11 teens are killed every day due to texting and driving Can we all agree, on your way home from work or the store, you'll likely see someone driving with their nose buried in their phone?
If these statistics cannot convince you to put your phone down, perhaps this new, very-powerful video will convince you.
Please don't drive distracted. It's something that we can end. Tragic and senseless accidents happen everyday because of texting while driving. Put the phone down.