A 2010 experiment with Car and Driver magazine editor Eddie Alterman, which took place at a deserted air strip, showed that texting while driving had a worse impact on safety than if you were driving while intoxicated. While legally drunk, Alterman’s stopping distance from 70 mph increased by 4 feet; by contrast, reading an e-mail added 36 feet, and sending a text added 70 feet. While celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey have campaigned against texting while driving, there are reports that the message has not been getting through to teenagers.
Watch this dramatic and heart wrenching PSA created to help persuade people to not text and drive. It has become an epidemic in our society, and so many people have paid the consequences of looking down for only a second. Hopefully this video will make you think twice next time you decide to look down and check your phone while you are driving.
You've done it.
It's a dangerous and terrible habit American drivers have developed. Be more careful because it only needs a second to cause non irreversible consequences for you, your beloved ones and to some strangers who have their own life and families!
There isn’t always enough time...pay attention!
Credits: Tony Gentry
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