National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) research
numbers indicate drivers under the age of 20 had the highest
number of distracted-driving fatalities in 2008. In the No.
2 spot, according to research, are the drivers between the ages of 20
In motor accidents related to distracted driving, 5,870
people were killed and 515,000 injured in 2008 from drivers who were
texting, talking, or otherwise distracted while driving.
the NHTSA research doesn't differentiate between reading and sending
text messages, with some teenagers admitting they're more likely to
read -- not respond -- to text messages while driving.
analysts believe the number of teenage drivers texting could be
significantly higher than currently reported.
understanding the possible dancers of texting and driving, teenagers
admit they know it's dangerous -- and illegal in some states --
but continue to do it anyway.
Many adults also admit to
texting and talking while driving, and do not project safe driving
habits to their children, according to safety experts.
popularity of texting continues to increase, there is a concern
texting while driving will also increase through 2010. Ford and
other automakers have
led educational campaigns against texting and driving, but its
efforts have largely gone unnoticed.
quote: wreckless driving
quote: That's because your government doesn't make the penalty harsh enough
quote: That's because your government doesn't make the penalty harsh enough, and then doesn't enforce it well enough.
quote: People would wake up really quickly. And it seems the world over, people don't understand that operating a motor vehicle is not some intrinsic human right we all have, its a privilege our federal, state, and/or local government allows us to have.
quote: Ban teens from driving during their period.
quote: drivers under the age of 20 had the highest number of distracted-driving fatalities in 2008. In the No. 2 spot, according to research, are the drivers between the ages of 20 to 29.
quote: They can be teens with no license till age 30 then. Maybe walking everywhere for the next 12 to 14 years will make them reconsider talking or texting on a cell phone.
quote: Heck, even if there is a fraction of a percent chance that I could kill someone each time I would text, I wouldn't and I don't. It's like russian roulette. You can not say it's 100% safe and you can't kill anyone because you look down for a second. Still not worth it.
quote: <Text sent at 9:45 am> <Crash happens at 9:46 am>