Advanced technology has made it more enjoyable and entertaining than ever to be driving down the road. You can say your favorite artist and song out loud and instantly hear the selection in your speakers. Not only that, but you can also get turn-by-turn directions from a pleasant computer voice and you can even have your text messages read aloud to you while you’re driving, leaving your hands and eyes free to focus on the road. Unfortunately, all of these new automobile innovations have also made it easier for us to become distracted while driving, and that’s especially true when it comes to texting and driving.
For that specific reason, police have started implementing stricter laws and penalties in several states regarding texting while driving. Even if those laws and penalties weren’t enough to dissuade you from driving and texting at the same time, there are also several facts and statistics that you should also be made aware of, many of which are included on the infographic below.
Hopefully once you are better educated on the dangers of texting and driving not only will you no longer do so while behind the wheel, hopefully you’ll also do away with any other distractions while driving. Feel free to share the information with all of your friends and family who drive as well as any young soon-to-be-drivers who are just learning the rules of the road. Changing bad habits can be difficult, but with the right information and motivation that change can be much easier.