New reports show that driving deaths caused by texting are on the rise.
Newspapers are filled everyday with images of car accidents caused by texting. The main culprits of this are usually teenagers, who enjoy texting as their primary form of communication.
According to the national government, more than a million driving accidents are caused by texting every year and 330,000 of these accidents have caused deaths.
Texting deaths are not only regulated to drivers, as there are also thousands of accidents and deaths caused by texting pedestrians simply walking down the street. Walking texters have been struck by vehicles or run into unsuspecting bystanders.
To avoid this problem it is best to only text message when in a secure location. Society does not allow blindfolded drivers to drive, and texting and driving is essentially no different than driving while blindfolded.
For every six seconds of driving, those who are receiving or sending a text spend an additional 4.6 seconds with their eyes off the street. Truck driver are more than 23 times more likely to have an accident when driving and texting simultaneously.
The majority of reports indicate that texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.