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Graphic Look At The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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The charts require a little bit of digesting. But it is worth the time to look at and discuss the finding that the Huffington Press recently published concerning texting vs drinking when driving:

Twice as likely seems like a lot. I would wonder if a short amount of texting vs being drunk for the whole trip would make a difference? But, as we have seen so many times, the collisions happen fast.

The time doesn’t seem to work the way some would think. So it’s a good thing that states are looking at the issue and making the roads safer:

It looks like legislation that more states should be looking at.

I hope that more they are reading :

Texting – More Deadly than Drunk Driving?, Joe Crumley, September 22, 2009 7:01 AM

Study Shows Texting While Driving Highly Dangerous, Rick Shapiro, July 29, 2009 8:00 PM

Texting By Drivers Proven to Be Extreme Hazard, Mark Williams, July 28, 2009 5:41 PM

Ignoring the Dangers of Texting While Driving May Lead to Serious Consequences, Will Parker July 30, 2009 4:53 PM

Texting and Driving – More Deadly than Drinking and Driving?, Jeremy Thurman, September 20, 2008 3:18 PM

And the must see:

If Teen Driving and Texting is Fun Why Is She Crying?, Steve Lombardi, September 01, 2009 1:07 PM

Stay alive and drive when you are behind the wheel.