Victor Kim and Jen frmheadtotoe, stars of “Away We Happened“, share their reason for taking the It Can Wait pledge against texting while driving. No one should ever lose a family member or friend over a text. Are you ready to take the pledge? Don’t text and drive.
The Facts about Texting while Driving
- In the midst of summer — breaks from schools, road trips and vacations. But summer also marks “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers on the road — the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
- Those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.
- Of all cell phone related tasks — including talking, dialing, or reaching for the phone — texting while driving is the most dangerous.
- In 2010, texting while driving increased 50 percent in one year, and two out of 10 drivers say they’ve sent text messages or emails while behind the wheel — despite a rush by states to ban the practice.
- When drivers read or send a text message, their reaction time is doubled. When asked to respond to a flashing light while texting behind the wheel, drivers were more than 11 times more likely to miss the light altogether.
Teen Driver Survery Findings
- 97 percent of teens say texting while driving is dangerous — but 43 percent admit to doing so.
- Almost all teens (nine in 10) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less, which puts pressure on them to respond while driving.
- According to 77 percent of teens, adults tell kids not text or email while driving — yet adults do it themselves “all the time.”
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