*Facts from 2009; many states have been banned since
Be honest, how often do you risk your life? Is it worth it?
The ratio of male to femaletexting and driving habits is1:1
Car #1 shows the average stopping timewith no distractions. Car #2 shows theeffects of alcohol and other reactionimpairing substances. Car #3 shows thattexting doubles the breaking time of theaverage impairing substance.
In 2006, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group conducted a survey ofmore than 900 teens from more than 26 high schoolsnationwide.
The results showed that 37% ofstudents found texting to be "very"or "extremely" distracting
A study by the American Automobile Association discovered that46% of teens admitted to being distracted behind the wheelbecause of texting.
While legally drunk, Altermans stopping distance from 70 mph increasedby 4 feet; by contrast, reading an e-mail added 36 feet, and sending a textadded 70 feet
A 2009 experiment with Car and Driver magazine editor EddieAlterman that took place at a deserted air strip showed that textingwhile driving had a greater impact on safety than driving drunk.