Texting A Killer


Is the message that important?

Really, can’t they wait?

Great time to listen to your favorite music

Put the phone on “Mute” for a while

Teens drivers are four times more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near crash events directly related to talking on a cell phone or texting.

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. Less that Five seconds for another car or a person to be out in front of you. Then it is to late..

A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. (2009, VTTI)

Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (2009, NHTSA)

In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving.

36% of teens say they have been involved in a near-crash because of their own or someone else’s distracted driving. (2010, Pew Research Center)