Texting and driving inhibits your cognitive, visual, and physical abilities while driving. When you drive, you need all three of these abilities in order to safely operate a vehicle. Anything that reduces even one of these aspects is inherently a dangerous activity.
It has even been shown that texting and driving is more dangerous than driving drunk. While you’re reading and responding to a text, you’re 23 times more likely to crash. Compared to driving drunk, with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08, this is more than twice as dangerous. So for each text you read and respond to, it’s like being drunk behind the wheel for a moment in time. Is that dangerous?
Learn more about the dangers of texting and driving and what you can do to protect yourself and loved ones.