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Texting While Driving Increases Danger 23 Fold

Findings released earlier this week by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) had news reports placing text messaging activities as increasing the likelihood of a vehicular accident by more than 23 times.

Strangely, the figures released by the VTTI only had text messaging while operating a truck, but not a car. Regardless, the VTTI recommends that texting should be banned in moving vehicles for all drivers. The institute also suggests that all cell phone use should be banned for newly licensed teen drivers as it finds that teens tend to engage in cell phone tasks much more frequently, and in much more risky situations, than adults.

Source: the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Source: the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • jerther
    Thanks for the tip, DUH!!! Some people are so stupid on the road... Where the hell did they get their licences, Gran Tourismo? And even then, You can't text and play that game at the same time...
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  • icepick314
    DUH!

    i could have told you that without any studies...
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  • invlem
    Is that with or without a qwerty pad? I bet a non-qwerty phone like mine would be even worse, fighting with that evil T9 recognition.
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  • rambo117
    lol, yahh kinda a no-brainer there...


    BUT, thats why we have bluetooth ;)
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  • alvine
    i txt and drive. bad habit
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  • valcron
    Ill admit I used was one of these idiots at one point. I first started texting and didn't even think about it while driving. Stopped the first time I looked up and found myself half way off the side of the road.

    Wierd thing is i have always refused to talk on the phone while driving. hehehe
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  • OR people could turn of the fucking phone while driving. Believe it or not, the world won't end if your BFF can't reach you the next 15 minutes.
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  • tenor77
    Texting while driving should be a mistermeaner. I'm not even joking. I'd put it up there with DUI's. If you have that much blantant regard for others safety, let alone your own, you have no business behind the wheel.
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  • doomtomb
    So why is there only text messaging for heavy vehicle/truck?

    People who text while driving deserve to drive into trees
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  • jerther
    People who text while driving deserve to drive into trees
    Man think of the trees :(

    :P
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