Operating a vehicle used to mean all hands – and feet – on deck. And, it once seemed a phenomenon to see a traveler pass you at seventy miles per hour, eyes on a keypad instead of the highway. Today, it’s not hard to catch a glimpse of texting drivers and see accidents waiting to happen. In fact, vehicular tragedies caused by texting run neck to neck with those caused by drunk driving. State legislation and“don’t text and drive” campaigns are in full effect.
Car and Driver Magazine conducted a survey to determine brake time when emailing or texting compared to an illegal blood alcohol level. The results:
On a busy road or highway, additional braking space is not always available. The result? Dangerous and sometimes fatal collisions. It’s no wonder that thirty-two states prohibit texting for all drivers.
Many of us have developed this false sense of control and become habitual texting-while-driving offenders.Here are three helpful tips for breaking this bad habit:
Cell phones are not just cool gadgets; they have become as integral to our lifestyles as our vehicles. But like cars, they should be used responsibly.