Texting Your Way to Heaven

28 Jul

Most drivers have seen one or more accidents or near accidents caused by the driver in a car failing to pay attention to the road, often distracted by their cell phone – or even worse fumbling with the cell phone…




This report, studying professional drivers should be an eye opener –

Texting Increases Auto Accident Risk 23-Fold

Sending or receiving text messages while driving is more dangerous than originally believed

As more states consider outright bans of talking on cell phones or texting while driving, a new study indicates sending and receiving text messages while driving dramatically increases the likelihood of an accident.

“You should never do this,” Virginia Institute Director Tom Dingus said.  “It should be illegal.”

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute studied truck drivers for 18 months, recording driving habits of 100 long-haul truck drivers.  The long-term study discovered the habits of truck drivers is very similar to regular everyday drivers,  Specifically, the study looked into the amount of time drivers spend reading or writing text messages — immediately prior to an accident, participants spent almost five seconds looking at their cell phone. The results of the study showed that drivers who texted were 23 times more likely to get into an accident than drivers who didn’t text.

Leave a comment

Posted by on July 28, 2009 in Nawwwwww!


Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: