Everyone knows that the use of cellular phones while driving has reached epidemic levels. This increased usage has caused countless car accidents but driving while texting is even more dangerous.
80% of crashes, and 65% of near crashes, involved some form of driver inattention
within 3 seconds of the event
Texting requires the use of two hands and frequent reference to the cellular telephone view screen. Obviously, attempting to operate an automobile while texting is recklessly dangerous.
57% of American drivers admit to
texting behind the wheel.
WRNB hopes to raise the awareness of motorists to this growing danger and to act as an information center for interested citizen’s groups.
89% of American adults think
sending text messages or e-mails
while driving is distracting, dangerous
and should be outlawed.