Texting and driving is dangerous for all drivers no matter how experienced or good that driver is. However, it seems like texting and driving are prominent in for teens. According to a survey conducted by AT&T, 97% of teen drivers admit texting and driving are highly dangerous but 43% agreed doing it despite the fact. Maybe the reason for this is that these teens are more accustomed to technology and smartphones that they can hardly get away from their phones.
An average speed of a moving car is 55mph. Checking a text message on a phone takes about 4 sec. Therefore, if a teen decides to check a text message on his/her phone with that average speed, it will take a length of a football field for a car. It means that the car goes a whole length of a football field without control. We all know what are the consequences, accidents leading to injuries and loss of lives.
The statistics are scary, and people are dying every day due to teenage drivers and mature drivers texting and driving at the same time. There is no excuse one can give to support this behavior.
Teenagers should know that taking their eyes off the road for few seconds to text can cause them to lose control of their car. This addresses both slow and over speed driving or completely drifting off the road. Texting and driving is the leading cause of deaths among American teens according to NHTSA.
You may not just kill yourself, you might end up killing other people. Texting while driving puts everyone near you in danger.
In most developed countries it is illegal to drive and text. You will end up paying fines if you get caught. This could lead you to paying higher insurance because you will be considered an accident risk.
Teenagers are young, and they can come back from most setbacks in life. However, the insurance companies may not pay claims for the accident when they realize that the driver was texting while driving. Meaning no medical treatments, which might result in a drastic change of a lifestyle.
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