Effective immediately, drivers of commercial trucks and buses cannot text while driving. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued new guidelines prohibiting texting while driving.
The statistics regarding texting while driving are overwhelming.
Drivers take their eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds out of every 6 six seconds while texting. Drivers who text are more than 20 times more likely to get into an accident than nondistracted drivers. (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
Nearly 6000 people died in 2008 as a result of a distracted or inattentive driver and more than 500,000 were injured. (National Highway Traffic Safey Administration)
Drivers who use handheld devices are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injury themselves. Every year, 28% of car crashes or 1.6 million accidents can be attributed to cell phone use or texting while driving. (National Safety Council)
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