Auto Quote Motorcycle Quote Home Quote Commercial Products Hotel / Motel

Drivers who text or e-mail on the road are an even bigger danger than previously thought, according to a new study by the Texas Transportation Institute.

Some scary stats revealed:

  • A driver’s reaction time is doubled (from 1-2 seconds to at least 3-4 seconds) when distracted by reading or sending a text message.
  • Texting drivers were more than 11 times more likely to miss a flashing light altogether.
  • Also, texting drivers were less able to safely maintain their position in the driving lane or to maintain a constant speed.

How big is the problem? Well, U.S. Transportation Department statistics suggest that distracted driving contributes to as much as 20 percent of all fatal crashes, and at least one in five motorists has admitted to texting while driving.

If the risks aren’t enough, consider this: texting while driving is banned in 34 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and seven more states ban texting while driving for specific groups (such as those under 18 or bus drivers).
Posted 12:51 PM  View Comments

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version

4627 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814) 580-9992
Toll Free: (800) 955-1338
Fax: (814) 866-5730
Email: Contact Us
Sitemap

 

Visit Our Marketing Partner weCreate
an
Erie Pa Website Design Company