Updated on: 11/8/2019
Texting while driving has been an ongoing problem that has yet to find a resolution. It is a step in the right direction that it is illegal in most states, but this dangerous act is still happening every second on our roadways.
With the many statistics and surveys we continue to see on texting while driving, The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute compiled many statistics and declared that of all distracting behaviors a driver can do behind the wheel, texting while driving is the most dangerous.
- A driver of a vehicle dialing a cell phone is 2.8 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-distracted driver.
- A driver reaching for a cell phone or any other electronic device is 1.4 times more likely to be in an accident.
- A driver talking on the phone is 1.3 times more likely to get into an accident.
- For every 6 seconds of drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road.