This blog link is extremely informative on the hazards of texting and driving. Is it just as dangerous as being intoxicated or sleepy behind the wheel? Texting and driving is something that we all know NOT to do but, do we all take the warnings seriously?

It feels that we need the constant distraction nowadays.  Even stopped at a red light, I find myself passing those measly minutes by, with a look at the cell phone.  And I see others around me doing the same, so I know I’m not alone.  We give each other the “friendly honk” to move it along when the light turns green, and we usually assume why the driver is distracted.

Read on to learn about the shocking facts and dangers related to texting and driving.  It might change your mind to keep that little device out of your hands more often when your on the road.  Drive safely, friends!

Texting and driving can be hazardous and lead to serious accidents. Once you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your attention away from driving an accident is much more likely. Attention to your phone screen and away from the windshield can lead to slower reaction times. It makes it difficult to respond to changing road conditions and avoid collisions.
It’s obvious that texting and driving increases the risk of accidents.

But studies prove this.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated.  More so, texting while driving reduces cognitive function. This impairs your ability to make decisions, process information, and stay focused on the road.

Sometime the legal and financial consequences are enough to convince you to stay focused on driving and not texting. Texting and driving can lead to legal and financial consequences, including fines, license suspension, and increased insurance rates.  Even if no one is physically hurt, the financial obligation of an auto accident is hurtful.  Auto accident reek havoc even when they are fender benders. If you do get into an accident and are hurt, make sure you seek medical attention within 14 days.  This is the “14 day rule” to receive the medical benefits from your auto insurance carrier.  These medical benefits are there to get you back to health.

Hazards of texting and driving are similar to intoxication behind the wheel.  Both intoxication and “intextation” impair cognitive function, reduce reaction times, and increase the risk of accidents. However, the specific effects of texting and driving may vary depending on the individual and the circumstances. It is important to avoid texting and driving and to stay focused on the road while driving. We want you to avoid an accident at all costs.  Waiting to text isn’t much to ask to avoid all these hazards.

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