Why texting and driving is dangerous?

Why texting and driving is dangerous?

Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. In fact, the average text sent or read in a car takes a driver’s eyes off the road for 5 seconds. This is more than enough time to get in a life-altering accident.

How is texting and driving prevented?

Tips to prevent distracted drivingPut your phone out of reach, such as in the glove box, back seat or trunk.Pull over and park safely if you need to use your phone to talk or text.Make a pledge to your family to never text or talk on the phone while driving.As a passenger, speak up if the driver starts texting or talking on his phone.

Why do we need to stop texting and driving?

Transporting other human beings in your vehicle is a tremendous responsibility, on that many young drivers take lightly. Sending or reading a text message while driving puts your passengers’ lives at a significantly higher risk of being involved in an accident while riding in your vehicle.

How common is distracted driving?

The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 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.

How can I be active while driving?

Stay Awake Behind the WheelNever drink and drive. If possible, don’t drive long distances alone. Get enough shut-eye. Don’t begin a trip so late that you’re driving when you usually sleep. Watch your posture. Take a break at least every 2 hours. Have 2 cups of a caffeinated drink like coffee, if you can have caffeine.

What are the three main causes of distracted driving?

The most common causes of distracted drivingTalking and texting. People who use their cell phones to talk or text while driving are by far the most common reason for distracted driving accidents. GPS. Adjusting music or controls. Applying makeup. Talking to passengers. Not looking at the road. Handling children or pets. Zoning out.

Can I pull over and sleep?

You will most likely pass many rest stops driving on highways and interstate roads in the USA. Rest stops are a great place to stop and stay for one night or maybe even two because it is legal to do so.

What are the effects of no sleep on your driving?

Lack of sleep can make you less alert and affect your coordination, judgement, and reaction time while driving. This is known as cognitive impairment. Studies have shown that going too long without sleep can impair your ability to drive the same way as drinking too much alcohol.

Who is most at risk for drowsy driving?

Who is Most at Risk?Teenagers.People working long hours (over 60 hours a week) and shift workers.Long-haul drivers and commercial drivers.People with untreated and undiagnosed disorders (people with sleep apnea are at an increased risk of drowsy driving and falling asleep behind the wheel)

What are the warning signs of drowsy driving?

Learn the warning signs of drowsy driving—Yawning or blinking frequently.Difficulty remembering the past few miles driven.Missing your exit.Drifting from your lane.Hitting a rumble strip on the side of the road.