Texting While Driving

Frankenmuth Insurance Loss Control offers these things to consider when you feel the urge to text while driving.

- You are 23 times more likely to get into a car accident if you text while driving.

- Your reaction times are slowed by 35% when you’re writing or reading text messages.

- For every 6 seconds of drive time, when you’re sending or receiving a text message you spend 4.6 of those seconds with your eyes off the road.

- Your steering control is worsened by 91% while texting while driving.

- When you are texting, it is harder for you to maintain a safe distance from other cars, and you drift in and out of your lane more often than those who have a blood alcohol level of 0.10.

- Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with your eyes off the road.

Text messaging while driving can kill. It’s that simple. Numerous studies show that texting and reading texts are like being drunk while driving, cutting down your reaction times and your overall ability to drive. While it may be hard to ignore the temptation to text and drive, doing so is extremely hazardous and the result can be life changing.

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