Don’t let LOL become DOA!

Written by greg on May 5, 2014
Texting and driving accidents

Texting and driving accidents

 The dangers of texting while driving cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, many do not change their habits until after an accident or a very close call.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 18% of all fatal crashes involve driver distraction.

Each year over 3000 people are killed and 400,000 people injured because of distracted driving mainly attributed to smartphones.

Almost 40% of teenage drivers report that they have been riding in a car when the driver used a cell phone that was inappropriate and dangerous.

Local law enforcement agencies in Texas have recently started keeping track of cell phone use when filling out an incident report.

Hopefully the data gathered by the Texas authorities will be helpful in convincing our governor to an act statewide legislation dealing with texting and driving.

The Texas state legislature passed a uniform bill aimed at reducing distracted driving accidents but Gov. Rick Perry refused to sign the bill into law.

With Gov. Perry retiring that is hope that the new governor of the state of Texas shows true leadership and protect our families.

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