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DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!

One text or call could wreck it all!!
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Dianna Hardy

on 30 April 2013

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Transcript of DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE!!!!!



It may keep you in touch with your
loved ones but its not worth taking chances
at someones life!!! DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE!
Please don't text and drive come home alive! One Text or Call Could Wreck it All!! Why text and drive??? ]
Dialing increases the crash risk by 2.8 percent
Talking or listening increase by 1.3 percent
And reaching for device increases by 1.4 percent
SCARY STATISTICS Almost 50% of all drivers
between the ages of
18 and 24 are texting
while driving.
Just the act of dialing a cell phone increases the risk of crashing times 3. For drivers under the age of 20 involved in
fatal crashes,19% of those distracted were
distracted by the use of cellphones. 5 seconds is the minimum amount
of time your attention is taken away from the road when you're texting while
driving. yearly statistics!!!! :P The under age 20 age
group has the highest percentage of drivers;
16% of drivers under
the age of 20 years
old involved in fatal
crashes were distracted while driving. more awful statistics 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. An estimated 1.2 million crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones for conversations and at least 100,000 additional crashes can be related to drivers who are texting. texting and driving statistics A survey in 2011 found that
19% of motorists say they text message while driving. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,261 in 2010. An additional 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 416,000 injured in 2010. Most recent stats from 2011,
show that distracted drivers
were involved in 448,000 accidents with more than 5,400 killed! A large percentage of people that took the HealthDay poll said they know that distracted driving is dangerous but they do it anyways! texting and driving statistics 55% of young adults say it's easy to text while driving and still pay attention. 36% of teens say they have been involved in a near crash because of their or someone else's distracted driving. A national survey, carried out anonymously, found that 58% of seniors said they had texted or emailed while driving in the month of May 2012. 39 states ban texting while driving for all age groups and an additional 5 outlaw it for novice teen drivers as of this year. ;) :o :[ :p <3 BD <@@@@@@@@:F @};---- :* =):-) :/ :-7 :-& =$ %-P :E l-O ={) :-@ BD >:D< 8l :(( :-# x_x :x <):) :"( So when you reach for the phone ... Stop and think is it really worth it ? :? :! :) :( ;p ;* Think about

who you are
hurting. On October 17, 2008 at 5:58 p.m., Rodney Thompson’s life came to a tragic end while driving. There were various distractions that played a factor: speed, music, and texting. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Preuss died of head injuries when she lost control of her car and slammed into the center median. Phone records show Preuss was texting just before the accident.

CBS.com
Bailey Goodman, 17, was killed along with four of her fellow cheerleaders when she swerved into oncoming traffic, hit a tractor-trailer and her SUV burst into flames. Five days earlier, the five teenagers had graduated from high school. Two minutes before the crash was reported, her phone was used to send a text greeting to a friend. 82% of americans ages 16-17 own cell phones
34% say they have texted while driving
52% say they have talked on a cell phone
while driving. Talking on a cell phone
causes nearly 25% of car
accidents every year!!


Dana Trammell, 17, was texting someone on her way to her first day of school of senior year when she crashed and was thrown from her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Chelsea Ann Bragg, 16, was killed in a rollover crash after texting while driving. She veered off the shoulder of the road and then lost control of the car, causing it to roll twice. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Ashley D. Miller, 18, veered
into oncoming traffic and
h A teenage cheerleader
was killed when she lost
control of her car and
smashed into a tree, as
she tried to type a text message it another car head-on while
she was texting. She and the
other driver, a 40-year-old mother
of 1, were killed instantly ?
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