Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Why you should stop texting and driving.



Texting and Driving, The truth and why it's BAD! 

Question: How many seconds are your eyes off the road while texting?

Answer: The average time is 5 seconds. If you were traveling at 55 mph that is enough time to cover the length of a football field.  

Think you have mad driving skills and can text and drive? Try the simulator and see now http://www.itcanwaitsimulator.org/

Did you know, a texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver? 

Over 100,000 accidents per year are caused by people texting. 

Here are some pictures of cars after the accident.




As of 2012 drivers are subject to a fine of $100.00 or more if caught texting and driving. This amount varies state to state. If it can be shown that texting while driving was the cause of an accident the fines go up considerably. As of today they start at $250.00 per each incident.

The police use technology in our cars and cell phones to accurately gauge the precise time you were texting. You can' t just say "I wasn't texting". 

If you were to cause an accident that ended in death, you will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. 

You can be pulled over if you appear to be texting, even if you have not broken any other laws.

If you cause an accident while texting, you WILL be sued for not only negligence, but for punitive damages as well. Texting while driving constitutes a course of conduct which creates a substantial risk of significant harm to others. 

Research has been done that shows texting while driving has the same effect as driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. 

Please take that time to pledge not to text and drive >>>> Pledge Now

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It Can Wait Texting While Driving Campaign