Many drivers react to their phones behind the wheel without fear of the possible texting and driving consequences they face. They face legal trouble, financial stress, community embarrassment, and of course the risk of death. The combination of these should be enough to keep anyone from texting and driving. But now, as of July 23, using your phone AT ALL while driving is illegal in the state of Washington, and will result in harsher consequences.
Distractions behind the wheel are a complicated problem, but there are plenty of solutions to texting and driving specifically. Texting is one of the most dangerous and common types of distracted driving, and it’s one you can avoid by planning ahead with a solution. But where do you start?
When Apple releases the iOS 11 operating system later this year, a long-awaited, life-saving feature will be included. The new iPhone distracted driving mode, (actually called “Do Not Disturb While Driving”) will silence notifications while you’re driving, and auto-reply to text messages as well.
Maybe you’ve already read statistics on the 100 deadliest days of summer, but there’s more that you need to know! And more importantly, more that you can do to protect yourself!
The statistics are alarming and tragic for the time-frame of Memorial Day to Labor Day. This period is historically known as the ‘100 deadliest days’ of driving for teens. This year, AAA reports that the number of teen drivers involved in fatal collisions is up 10% overall. And specifically in the summer months is increased by 26% compared to other months of the year.
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