This is part 1 of our deep dive to analyze the risk of driving distracted with a cell phone and understand how many distractions it takes to cause a crash. Part 2 uses the statistics on distracted driving to answer “What is the cost of driving distracted for each person and per distraction?”. The hope is that by raising awareness about how relevant the risk and cost really are, people will be motivated to do something about it and start driving text-free.
The sad reality is that the odds are against us, and if you haven’t been directly affected by texting and driving yet, it’s likely you know someone who has. The statistics on distracted driving are clear, and with the number of incidents reported, there’s no need to wait for your own to be inspired to take action.
Have you ever had a bad habit that you’ve conditioned yourself out of doing?
I recently lost my headphones for a month among the chaos of my home, and I stopped running because of it. Running is monotonous for me, so listening to music is the only way I bear it. I could only imagine the toil of running without headphones. Every second feels like 10, and every step is under a microscopic lens in my head. The sound of my foot against the pavement somehow gets louder as I get farther, nagging me to just give up. I lose things often, so I couldn’t justify buying another set right away. However, without headphones, I was practically paralyzed.
TextNinja aims to give you the tools to stop texting and driving, and make the process easier and more accessible. But it’s hard to solve this problem without understanding the fundamental causes of texting and driving. Beneath the alarming fatality and collision statistics, before the need for legislative measures, and behind all of the national campaigns for awareness against texting while driving is a psychological human element that, for most, is unavoidable.
Spoiler alert: it’s not just teens. Parents, employees, and just about every type of demographic do their fair share of texting behind the wheel. Even a radio host will admit to it on the air! Watch and learn more of the facts about texting while driving as TextNinja founder Jim Ramirez talks with Scott Kitun from Tomorrow’s Business Today on WGN Radio.
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