Texting While Driving: Menace Of The Road

texting while drivingWe all need to remember to stay safe on the road. It only takes a moment of distraction for a tragedy to occur. As we take driving into the 21st century, we have started to realize how many things can prove detrimental to our ability to get behind the wheel safely. Here, we’ll go over texting while driving, and why it has become the new menace of the road.

The Menace:

Driving requires perfect attention. It only takes a second of looking into the wrong direction for another car to hit you. All of the time you spend looking at your phone, you might as well drive with your eyes closed. 

Statistics:

  • 1,600,000 people die every single year because of texting while driving according to the National Safety Council.
  • The average text requires about 5 seconds of your time. Traveling 55 mph, you can cross the distance of a football field.
  • Teens have the highest risk of texting while driving.

Keep these in mind the next time your phone goes off behind the wheel. If you worry about your car’s safety, bring it in to Newton’s Car Care. To find out more about our services, give us a call at (336) 431-1516.