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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