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Old 03-26-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Texting while driving kills and injures thousands every year. Many more than guns. 11 teens die every day from texting while driving. But, no protests. Why?

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  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 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.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
  • 94% of drivers support a ban on texting while driving.
  • 74% of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
  • 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving.
  • According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway.
  • 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.
  • Teen drivers are 4x more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone.
  • A teen driver with only one additional passenger doubles the risk of getting into a fatal car accident. With two or more passengers, they are 5x as likely.

https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-acci...tatistics.html
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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There are plenty of campaigns against texting and driving.


Thread fail. I don’t even care for those protests but comments like yours make me sympathize with them.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:11 PM
 
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One they can control, the other they can't.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Here.
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Because they can’t blame the National Texting Association.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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Or all the chemicals in our food now?
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Since they're marching because they're told to, not on their own initiative, they'll do it when the left takes saving lives as a real priority. But since they want to ban guns not save lives don't hold your breath waiting for them to care about texting and driving over guns.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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because guns are scarier and make louder booms than cell phones.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Originally Posted by Roadking2003 View Post
Texting while driving kills and injures thousands every year. Many more than guns. 11 teens die every day from texting while driving. But, no protests. Why?

-----------------
  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 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.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
  • 94% of drivers support a ban on texting while driving.
  • 74% of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
  • 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving.
  • According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway.
  • 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.
  • Teen drivers are 4x more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone.
  • A teen driver with only one additional passenger doubles the risk of getting into a fatal car accident. With two or more passengers, they are 5x as likely.

https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-acci...tatistics.html


When will adults stop smoking cigarettes that kill countless people every year? When will adults stop speeding in cars, killing and injuring millions per year? When will adults stop drinking and driving, that not only is illegal, but that puts every other driver on the road in danger? And finally, when will adults stop talking on their cell phones and texting while driving ?

When all of those things are done by ADULTS, then maybe we can start trying to teach our kids to stop texting too.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
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When will adults stop smoking cigarettes that kill countless people every year? When will adults stop speeding in cars, killing and injuring millions per year? When will adults stop drinking and driving, that not only is illegal, but that puts every other driver on the road in danger? And finally, when will adults stop talking on their cell phones and texting while driving ?

When all of those things are done by ADULTS, then maybe we can start trying to teach our kids to stop texting too.
I suggest if you have children you ignore donís advice.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Originally Posted by Roadking2003 View Post
Texting while driving kills and injures thousands every year. Many more than guns. 11 teens die every day from texting while driving. But, no protests. Why?

-----------------
  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 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.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.
  • 94% of drivers support a ban on texting while driving.
  • 74% of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
  • 11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving.
  • According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway.
  • 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones.
  • Teen drivers are 4x more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone.
  • A teen driver with only one additional passenger doubles the risk of getting into a fatal car accident. With two or more passengers, they are 5x as likely.

https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-acci...tatistics.html
Untrue - The total number of teenage drivers involved in fatal accidents of all sorts do not get to ten a day. And that is all accidents.
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