Texting and driving

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Texting and driving

  1. 1. Texting and Driving By: Mackenzie Williamson
  2. 2. There is NO excuse for texting and driving!!
  3. 3. *Facts from 2009; many states have been banned since
  4. 4. Be honest, how often do you risk your life? Is it worth it?
  5. 5. The ratio of male to femaletexting and driving habits is1:1
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. In 2006, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group conducted a survey ofmore than 900 teens from more than 26 high schoolsnationwide.
  8. 8. The results showed that 37% ofstudents found texting to be "very"or "extremely" distracting
  9. 9. A study by the American Automobile Association discovered that46% of teens admitted to being distracted behind the wheelbecause of texting.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. You wouldn’t risk your mother’s life…
  13. 13. Or your child’s life…
  14. 14. So why risk your own?
  15. 15. Things may seem urgent at the time, but there are alternatives to texting and driving.
  16. 16. Let whoever you’re talking to know that you won’t be able to respond for the time being…
  17. 17. Call them on the phone so your eyes can remain on the road…
  18. 18. If it is very urgent, you can even pull to the side of the road!!
  19. 19. Whatever it takes to keep yourself and others safe, do it!!!
  20. 20. You wouldn’t want to end up looking like this…or worse…
  21. 21. So next time you hear that little ring, remember that your safety is more important than one message.

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