Texting While Driving
DRIVE IT HOME – DON’T TXT & DRIVE
“We are facing a nationwide epidemic - 87 percent of teen drivers admit to texting behind the wheel – that’s a staggering number.
Jim O’Donnell, President BMW USA
Teens and Texting Accident Statistics:
• Eighty-seven percent of teen drivers admit to texting behind the wheel.
• Awareness is diminished 18 percent when distracted (texting or talking on the phone).
• Texting while driving reduces one’s reaction time at an equivalent to a blood-alcohol level of .08.
• It takes approximately five seconds to read or send a text message. At 55 miles per hour, that’s the equivalent of driving the length of a football field.