5,000 people die in the U.S. each year from texting while driving
additional resources" while in conversation, including your mind making a visual image of the person on the other end of your texts. And the problem extends beyond the use of a handset as car manufacturers are adding GPS, browsers and other technology to the dashboard, all of which can help a driver lose his concentration.
Still, mobile phones get the biggest blame as the NTSB in the States said that 16% of all drivers younger than 20 involved in a fatal car crash were distracted by texting and/or making a call on a cell phone. The 16% is the highest percentage of any age group. And if it isn't texting, it's opening an app while driving.
1. fanesxx (Posts: 72; Member since: 19 May 2011)
yo texting and driving is serious......, but more and more ppl do it, would voice to text help????
2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 841; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Its so stupid. Must say i find it hard to even look at my phone while driving, then again i tend to drive fast, i am that prick who sits on your backside til you get out the way, and i hate it when i find some douche on the phone who doesnt indicate and drives slowly on the fast lane.
4. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)
My condolences to the people they killed while texting and driving.
5. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
What's unfortunate is that other safe operators can get hurt from someone being careless. If it was just the violators who happened to pass away in the accidents, it would just be an act of weeding out the herd and most likely make for a better world.