We all want our loved ones to stay safe, especially our children. This holds doubly true for when they drive, as it creates a lot of risk. If you’ve ever wondered, “Can I text and drive safely?”, research indicates that it greatly increases your risk of getting in a wreck. Here, we’ll go over a few reasons why you should avoid texting while driving at all costs.
Dangers of texting and driving:
It doesn’t take a lot of statistics to prove that not keeping your eyes on the road can drastically increase the risks of a wreck while driving. Even with the full focus of every driver, our society can’t prevent all wrecks; we can’t afford more contributing factors.
- According to the National Safety Council, 1.6 million collisions occur every year associated with the usage of a cell phone.
- By some reports, 1/4 of all car accidents in the country have a cause related to texting and driving.
- If you get up to speeds over 55 miles per hour, a few seconds not looking at the road can equate to the distance of a football field.
Please, remember to exercise caution on the roads. If your car has sustained damage and needs repairs, Express Auto can help. To find out more about our services, please give us a call at (847) 895-9131.