Keeping your eye on the road not only ensures your safety, but the safety of your passengers and everyone else on the road. Getting into a car accident can not only cause injuries, it can cause damages that will have to be paid for using your car insurance, which can lead to your insurance premium increasing. Because of this, you should eliminate all distractions while your drive so that you can focus on the road. This includes texting on your phone.
Take the pledge not to text and drive in order to make the road a safer place. Texting while driving is a serious problem. It’s estimated that over 1.3 million car accidents involved cell phone usage in 2011. That’s roughly 23 percent of all car collisions.
It may not seem like you’re taking your eyes off the road for very long when texting, but on average the minimal amount of time it takes to text is 5 seconds. If you’re driving around 55 mph, that means that you’re covering around 100 yards to write a single message without looking at the road!
According to studies on texting and driving, by deciding to text and drive you’ll be increasing the chance of a car accident by 23 times. Unfortunately, almost 77 percent of young adult drivers believe that they can text and drive safely, though the statistics just don’t back this up.
Take the pledge not to text and drive, and be sure to contact us online at CCW Insurance for information about car insurance.
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