texting is dangerous
- Driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
more likely to get into a crash
- A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. (2009, VTTI)
leading cause of accidents
- Texting while driving a vehicle has now replaced drinking while driving as the leading cause of accidents and deaths of teenage drivers.
causes over 3,000 deaths per year
- Texting in cars and trucks causes over 3,000 deaths and 330,000 injuries per year, according to a Harvard Center for Risk Analysis study.
takes a driver’s eyes from the road
- Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent — when traveling at 55 mph — of driving the length of an entire football field while blindfolded.
How much does your state fine for texting and driving?
- The maximum penalty for texting-while-driving in Alaska is $10,000 and a year in prison. How much does your state fine for texting and driving?