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23% Of Car Accidents Are Caused By Cell Phones
The cell phone has become a big feature in our daily lives and habits but there are some areas where the cell phone has made life very bad. According to a new study put out by Onlineschools.com, 23% of car accidents in 2011 were directly caused by people using their cell phones while driving.
To put that into perspective, it means that more than 1.3 million crashes were caused by people either talking on their phone or the doing the most dangerous practice of all—driving while texting. Teens are particularly prone to the latter practice and what many fail to grasp is that driving while texting makes an accident 23 times more likely to happen. It is worse than driving while drunk.
A whopping 82% of teens in America own cell phones and 52% of them admitted to driving while texting. The ones that keep mum or more likely the ones who are either dead from the practice or have killed someone from doing it. To say that the car accidents being caused by the use of cell phones whilst behind the wheel is an understatement. It’s a national problem and the government needs to act fast in passing legislation that will curb the practice.
Sadly the journey towards safer driving is a long way off because even adults do the things their teens do. 27% of adults admitted to either sending or receiving a text whilst behind the wheel. One can only hope that these people wake up from the deep trance of idiocy that seems to have gripped the nation.