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Texting & Driving

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Texting & Driving

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Transcript of Texting & Driving

TEXTING AND DRIVING:
IT CAN WAIT! PRESENTED BY:
JESSICA BARAJAS
PATTIE DE LA GARZA
JEHU CABRERA
YAZMIN ALMANZA STATS:

(2011)
23% of auto collisions involved cell phones= 1.3 million crashes
(3,562 crashes per day)

5 seconds= length of football field without looking at the road (55mph)

Text messaging makes a crash up to 23x more likely
dialing 2.8x
talking or listening 1.3x
reaching for device 1.4x STATS:
2002 Texts per year:
250 billion

2005 Texts per year:
1 Trillion

2012 Texts per year:
8.5 Trillion
(8.5,000,000,000,000) STATS:

DRIVING DELAYS YOUR REACTION TIME AS MUCH AS HAVING A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF .O8 TEXTING AND DRIVING IS AGAINST THE LAW IN MCALLEN

STANDARD FINE: $159 (first offense) Ordinance prohibits drivers from ... "sending or reading text messages and instant messages; viewing or accessing internet sites; and viewing or accessing other data." Questions:
How will a police officer determine whether a person is texting or dialing?

How will an officer prove that someone was texting and driving?

Can I text while I'm at a stop sign or traffic light?
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