Questions and AnswersCategory: Texting and DrivingHow dangerous is texting and driving?
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How dangerous is distracted driving?

How dangerous is texting and driving?

Texting and driving ranks among the top five most dangerous things you can do while behind the wheel. The reason is that the danger does not seem real to the people doing it, so it’s very common on our roadways. Moreover, our minds are conditioned to the “ding” notification of our phones, so we almost become distracted unknowingly.

There are other reckless things you can do while you drive (see below). But with these other activities, the dangers are very obvious. For texting and driving, the danger sneaks up on you and doesn’t seem relevant until you’re in a collision.

The Top 5 Dangerous Driving Activities

  1. Driving under the influence of alcohol
  2. Driving tired
  3. Speeding
  4. Distracted Driving
  5. Not adhering to weather conditions

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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