How many accidents do we hear about that happen each day due to texting and driving? The answer is too many.
Did you know that 74 percent of people glance at their cell phone at one point or another while driving? We are all guilty of that from time to time.
Remember When Talking and Driving Was a Problem?
Interestingly, not even a decade ago, talking while driving was a huge problem. We failed at trying to solve that problem. Now we text while we drive, which is becoming an even bigger problem. Paying attention to our phones rather than the human next to us is an epidemic.
Where is the Logic?
The solution seems so simple. Avoiding text and driving means avoiding problems—such as accidents and speeding tickets. Texting while driving accidents have happened and involved motorcyclists, bicyclists, and even pedestrians.
If you are focusing on your phone, you can’t possibly be focusing on the road. Even though we think we are being safe, the truth is we are not. Multitasking while driving cannot happen. It is impossible. Many adults buckle their children in their car seats and then text while driving. Where is the logic in that?
AT&T is coming out with a new app that automatically shuts down to avoid users from texting and driving. In fact, many new apps are becoming available that turn off the ability to text while driving. We need to embrace that technology in order to become a safer society on the road and avoid serious and even life-threatening accidents that happen each day.
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