Reasons Not to Text and Drive
In 2011, 1.3 million automobile accidents were caused by texting and driving. Texting and driving makes you twenty three percent more likely to be involved in an accident.
According to a study conducted by Car and Driver magazine, as well as several others by various safety institutions, using a cell phone to read or send text messages delays a driver’s reaction time as much or more than the legal limit of alcohol consumption.
Think your auto insurance premium is too expensive now? Just wait until your insurance company finds out that you have received a citation for texting and driving.
Texting and driving puts all the drivers sharing the road with you at risk, too, because you are unable to navigate the road while looking down at the phone in your lap. Here’s more information at driving-tests.org.