10 Facts You Might Not Know About Texting While Driving

There is no safe way to text while driving. Because if you’re texting, you’re not driving.

1. The average time your eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds

2. …so when traveling at 55 mph, you’ve already driven the length of a football field.

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3. While talking on a phone or tex­ting, few drivers recognize that they sometimes drift out of the lane.

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4. Women are more likely than men to reach for their cell phones while driving.

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5. 49% of drivers under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving.

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7. Despite knowing the risks, 98% of adults continue to text while driving.

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8. Almost all teens (9 in 10) expect a reply to their texts within five minutes, which puts pressure for a response while driving.

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9. For many people, texting has become a habit. More than 40% of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit.

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10. Tasks like reaching for a phone, dialing, and texting increase the risk of getting into a crash by three times.


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