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Texting & Driving
Transcript of Texting & Driving
IT CAN WAIT! PRESENTED BY:
PATTIE DE LA GARZA
YAZMIN ALMANZA STATS:
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
talking or listening 1.3x
reaching for device 1.4x STATS:
2002 Texts per year:
2005 Texts per year:
2012 Texts per year:
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?