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ARE YOU THUMBING IT?

Posted on Oct 19, 2012 in Auto, Auto Insurance

The Damage Done From Texting While Driving

The good news is that the number of motor vehicle fatalities is declining, but the sad news is that percentage deaths from disctracted driving is increasing – and that is totally preventable.   Most of this distracted driving is caused by mobile phones and in particular texting.  This is the most dangerous form because it requires not only the visual and manual skills needed for texting, but it requires congnitive distractions too and raises auto insurance rates when caught.  A driver texting is 25 times more likely to crash.  According to AAA – on a daily basis – over 1200 drivers and their passangers are injured and 25 of them are killed.  What could be so important to take your eyes, hands and mind off the road?

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