Approximately 6,000 deaths a year or 18 deaths each day arecaused by texting and driving. Texting and driving results in a further half a million injuries per year 2
Texting while driving is generational: •37% of drivers ages 18 to 27 admit to texting while driving. •14% of 28 to 44 year olds admit to texting while driving •2% of 45 to 60 year olds, admit to texting and driving. Texting and Driving Statistics 3
Over 75% of the teen population own cell phones and state thattexting is their primary means of communication. A teen sends an average of 100 texts each day. (An average of 1 every 10 minutes of waking hours) More than one trillion texts were sent worldwide in 2011. 4
Texting and Driving Statistics 57% of teens state that their cell phones are the key to their social life and texting is vital. 5
Texting and Driving StatisticsTeens feel pressured in today’s society to keep up with ongoing trends Peer pressure to do what everyone else is doing. 6
Texting and Driving StatisticsTeens freely admit that texting is their number one driver distraction. When a driver texts while driving, his reaction time will decrease by 35% When texting, steering capability goes down by 91%. A driver is 23 times more likely to get into a car accident while driving and texting. Simply turning off a cell phone or simply muting the sound can actually reduce the risk of accident by texting and driving by 50%. 7
Texting and Driving Statistics 21% of fatal car crashes of teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were a result of texting and driving. This rate is expected to grow by 4% each year. 8
Texting and Driving Statistics Texting and Driving is an issue for everyone Even if you don’t text and drive, you’re on the road with people who do 9
Video AT&T Don’t Text While Driving Documentary Full Video (10 Minutes) http://youtu.be/DebhWD6ljZs?t=3s Short Excerpt (3 Minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjc_0JBlRgE&feature=relmfu 10
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