Latest study shows texting drivers 23 times more likely to wreck


People who text and drive are fairly common, I will admit that it seems that some are exceptionally skilled with it.  Myself, I’m not so grand at it, but in my defense, I have one of those phones that you can’t feel where you’re at on the number pad, plus I drive a stick shift.  Apparently my not being good at it is alright, since it prevents me from texting while driving, which according to this study is definitely a good thing.  The study done by Virginia Tech Transporation Institute, suggests drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash.

“In the moments before a crash or near crash, drivers typically spent nearly five seconds looking at their devices — enough time at typical highway speeds to cover more than the length of a football field.”  As of now there are only 14 states that make it illegal while driving, whereas 36 states do not.  Although technology is definitely a wonderful thing, people do need to use it just a touch more responsibly.  Otherwise they’ll end up getting themselves or someone around them killed.

Source: Switched