Driving while under the influence: the use of mind-altering substances such as alcohol, drugs, and even prescription medication is a form of distracted driving these substances make it difficult to focus your attention on the road and even worse, alcohol makes you lose your inhibition. Texting while driving is riskier than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a report in the times online this week the transport research laboratory found that motorists who use their mobile phone to send text messages while on the road dramatically increase the likelihood of collision. At 70 mph, his baseline reaction was 039 second, while the reading (050), texting (048), and drinking (050) numbers were similar but the averages don’t tell the whole story. While those statistics are incredibly encouraging, the dangers of drinking and driving might be replaced by a newer and deadlier trend: texting texting and driving statistics and distracted driving facts are sobering. Texting while driving is something most drivers have done at one point or another there are various studies out there with stats on the percentage of people who text and drive on the low side, the numbers show 60% or more have admitted to texting and driving at some point.
Driving under the influence (dui), also known as driving while intoxicated (dwi), drunk driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, including those prescribed by physicians. Amber king zane state college there are many dangers when both drinking while driving and texting while driving in this essay the two will be compared and contrasted to find why people do them even with the dangerous consequences. In 2009, car and driver conducted a driving test with their editor-in-chief and an intern to prove or disprove that texting while driving was more dangerous than drunk drivingthe first step of their experiment was to test and measure the reaction times of both drivers while driving sober with no distractions, and then while reading and sending text messages on their cell phones. Below is a chart comparing texting statistics of drinking and driving, road rage, eating while driving, and more what makes the texting and driving statistics even more chilling is that 21 percent of all drivers admit to texting while operating a vehicle.
Currently there is no national ban on texting or using a wireless phone while driving, but a number of states have passed laws banning texting or wireless phones or requiring hands-free use of wireless phones while driving. Research shows that drinking while driving & texting while driving are equally harmful because they both impair the driver’s vision, the driver’s reaction time, & the driver’s concentration & vigilance, all skills needed to prevent millions of accidents, deaths, & injuries every year. Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving. Texting — the most common cause of distracted driving accidents — is fast becoming the new drunk driving in 2015, the most recent year for which there are us department of transportation.
The facts and statistics comparing drinking while driving to texting while driving may shock you and hopefully, you’ll reconsider texting the next time you drive “texting while driving is as dangerous as driving after drinking four beers” (university of utah. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash more likely to drink and drive 5 prevention distracted driving: cellphones and texting april 2017 [cited april 13, 2017. The second way texting and drinking while driving are closely related is because they both are a distraction from driving while texting and driving the person is paying more attention to their phone than the road. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.
Texting & driving is illegal with the rise of smart phones and social media, more and more people—especially millennials—prefer to communicate via text a majority of us states have passed laws to keep up with the corresponding increase in texting and driving the penalties for texting while driving could include any of the following: hefty fines. Minn teen charged in fatal texting while driving crash crosses at the intersection where a minnesota teen ran the intersection and killed a father and daughter wcco. Texting while driving now surpasses drinking and driving for teenage accidents and fatalities (prweb) may 23, 2012 5 washington post, may 2012, cited by todd wilms in it is time for a 'parental control, no texting while driving' phone. Texting while driving, also called texting and driving, is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. While there is no evidence that teens openly pressure their peers into texting while driving, there is an expectation in the culture to respond promptly to text messages, even when you are driving this need to communicate instantaneously causes drivers to respond to texts, which leads to distraction and accidents.
Texting while driving vs drunk driving believe it or not, texting while driving can be just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than driving while drunk one study found that distracted drivers experience a 35% decline in reaction time, whereas drunk drivers only experience a 12% decline. At 70 mph, his baseline reaction was 039 second, while the reading (050), texting (048), and drinking (050) numbers were similar but the averages don't tell the whole story. Eating while driving is the worst form of distracted driving for a driver yet a study of 1,000 drivers done by exxonmobil found that over 70% of drivers admit to eating while behind the wheel and 83% drink beverages while they drive.
The dangers of texting while driving 1:00 am et thu, 25 june 2009 none of this should surprise you sure, the headline about texting and driving being more dangerous than drinking and driving got. Teens who text while driving spend 10% of the time outside their lane according to at&t's teen driver survey, 97% of teens agree that texting while driving is dangerous, yet 43% do it anyway 19% of drivers of all ages admit to surfing the web while driving.
Previous academic studies—much more scientific than ours—conducted in vehicle simulators have shown that texting while driving impairs the driver’s abilities. Texting and driving has now surpassed drinking and driving as the leading cause of death among teenage drivers according to a recent study done by at&t, 97 percent of teens surveyed are fully. So while drunk driving is seen as illegal and socially unacceptable, texting behind the wheel is almost more dangerous than driving intoxicated while we by no means condone drinking and driving whatsoever, we are trying to indicate just how dangerous texting and driving can be.