Fact: Texting while driving increases your chance of a crash by 8 to 23 times
Fact: In 2009, 5474 and an estimated 448,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving.
Fact: Texting has increasingly become the way many people communicate. American teens send and receive an average of 3,300 text messages per month; an average of 6 texts every hour they're awake.
Fact: On average, texting causes drivers to look away from the road for 4.6 seconds. At 55mph, the vehicle travels the entire length of a football field while the driver isn't looking.
Fact: Drivers texting while driving not only display slower reaction times and have difficulty staying in their lane, but are also less likely to see high and low relevant objects, visual cues, exits, red lights, and stop signs
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