The Real Dangers of Texting and Driving

Ever since the majority of Americans got their hands on smartphones, safety organizations have been scrambling to keep them out of sight while people are driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 23% of all car accidents involve one or more drivers using a cellphone at the time of collision; some studies suggest that number could actually be as high as 40% but require more research. It is also believed that one-in-five car accident fatalities among teenagers involve texting behind the wheel. As harrowing as these statistics already are, experts agree that the actual numbers must be much higher, as most drivers will not admit to being on their cellphone while driving due to the illegality of the behavior.

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