Tom Mabe – A user on Facebook put up a video that I think is important to share for RFSO readers (non-political) – on the subject of texting while driving.
The numbers illustrating the dangers of cell phone use while driving are downright startling. In fact, at any given time throughout a single day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile. Smartphones have made it easy for us to stay connected at all times. But that can pose serious safety risks if someone decides to check his or her text messages, emails, phone calls, or any other mobile applications while driving. Here are some quick stats:
- The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
- Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
- 3,166 people were killed by distracted driving in 2017.
- 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
- Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
- Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
Now watch the video:
Let’s be safe during the holiday period.