Questions and AnswersCategory: Texting and DrivingWhy is texting and driving a problem?
jjramirez asked 4 years ago

Why is texting and driving a problem?

There are 2 main reasons why texting and driving is a problem:

  1. Many people don’t think or believe that it’s dangerous. Or, even if they know the dangers, they think they can get away with it.
  2. We are conditioned to respond to notifications from our phone. This is a habit that is hard to break while behind the wheel, especially if you fall into the category above.

The sad reality is that regardless of the facts and statistics, group #1 does not think texting and driving is a problem until they have experienced a collision firsthand. And sometimes people fall back into the habit of driving distracted even after they have been involved in a collision. This is not as surprising as it sounds when you consider reason #2.

So what is the solution?

At TextNinja, we discovered this two-part problem and came up with a laser focused solution. TextNinja approaches problem #1 by raising awareness. We’ve built this concept directly into how the app works. It also attacks the root cause of being conditioned to the phone notification to break the habit of driving distracted.

texting and driving is a problem because it is a habit