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Texting While Driving

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LaPorsha Foy

on 18 November 2012

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Getting more dangerous Text-messaging while driving is becoming as dangerous as drinking and driving, as of July 2007.

Text messaging while driving leads the lest as the biggest distraction while driving.

37% of teens rated text messaging either "extremely" or "Very" distracting while driving, yet the continue to send and receive text messages in their moving vehicles anyways Laws and Bans on TWD The Statistics 815 of people use a cell phone while driving in spite of all the dangers they are causing.

5,870 people died and 515 people where injured in various car crashes in the U.S. in 2011.

Around 28% of all the crashes in the U.S. were caused by drivers in the age group 18 through 29, who admitted to texting while driving.

Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted As of 2007 nine states have laws on texting while driving. Alaska, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New jersey, and Oregon. Washington was the beginning of the movement.
38 other states have bans on cell phone us while driving.
In ALABAMA there is a bill that was passed in 2011, where you will be fined $25 to $75 dollars for being caught texting while driving. This bill was passed by Alabama State Rep. Jim McClendon to place a complete ban on texting while driving. Distraction
Injury
The risk of taking other life or lives.
The risk of taking your own life DEATH! Dangers What You Can Do! Taking the pledge - http://itcanwait.com/
Parents
The App NOW IT'S UP TO YOU
L8TR Texting While Driving
Laporsha Foy
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