What’s Wrong With Texting and Driving?

I don’t see the big deal about texting and driving.  I do it all the time and have not been in a car wreck.

Then you have been lucky.  Not only is texting while driving illegal, but it greatly increases your risk of being involved in a car crash.

Studies report that reports that distracted driving is the No. 1 killer of American teens. Sixteen percent of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute reports that a texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. Additionally, 82 percent of young adult drivers (16-24) have admitted to reading a standard text message while driving, according to a national survey conducted by the Ad Council.

So, do not assume that your luck will continue.