Dangers of texting while driving

Voice Recognition — translates spoken words into text, but you still have to use your hands to send those messages to contacts. Drivers can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes ahead at the road they should be watching.

In conjunction with the FMCSA rules, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued bans in against hand-held cell phone use specifically directed to hazardous materials carriers.

I do not own a cell phone and never will, especially after this accident. Researchers observed 4, "safety-critical" events, which includes crashes, near crashes, safety-critical events, and lane deviations.

It is sad how our government is handling the driving and texting epidemic. My story needs to get out to every person that thinks they can text and drive. How many deaths does it take before our government gets serious about creating a true solution? Still, they persist in taking this risk.

It disables texting when the vehicle is going over 10 mph.

Texting & Driving

For your safety, follow these guidelines when driving: The DA will put on a quite convincing case with the information they have from the black box from her vehicle from this accident. Don't write, send or read a text message while driving, even when stopped at a red light or in traffic.

We were notified that day at about The study compared the reaction times and distances of the subjects while reading a text message, replying to the text message, and impaired.

With our design and product there is no depending on GPS or movement of the vehicle.

Apple aims to disable texting while driving

How's that for sobering? Texting involves all three, which a July study from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows increases the risk of a crash In the long run, the immense attractiveness texting has for most drivers wins over safety.

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Florida's New Texting While Driving Ban Takes Effect Oct. 1

Driving is a privilege because of the inherent risk and responsibility we all need to assume out on the road. Canada[ edit ] All provinces and the Northwest Territories have banned both talking on hand-held phones and texting while driving. She died on the scene. State Responses In 43 states and D.

An additional,people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, compared toinjured in Most people think the people who get in accidents while using a cell phone is the other guy, not them," he says.

Do not type or read a text message while driving a CMV! He explained she was hit from the rear at a very high speed and had some major injuries. A study from the University of Utah indicated that the reaction time of a teen driver using a cell phone is the same as that of a year-old driver who is not using a cell phone.

Since California's hands-free law took effect two years ago, banning cell phone use behind the wheel, California has issued an estimatedtickets to drivers ignoring the law.

The use of mobile devices is linked to a significant increase in distracted driving, resulting in injury and even loss of life. Almost half of young people in high school who are 16 or older admit that they have either driven while texting or have been a passenger in cars where the driver was texting.

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Any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others. They want other families to not have to go through the pain and loss they have experienced. Little did we know as her parents she died on impact due to brain injury.Prevention What is being done?

States. Many states are enacting laws—such as banning texting while driving, or using graduated driver licensing systems for teen drivers—to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

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AUSTIN – Effective Sept. 1, texting while driving will be illegal across the state of Texas as the result of a new texting-while-driving ban passed during the 85 th Texas Legislative Session.

The law prohibits motorists from reading, writing or sending electronic messages while driving. “One in. Apr 22,  · Despite the dangers of texting while driving, many behind the wheel just can't seem to stop.

One idea from Apple could put up more of a roadblock. Published on Tuesday by the US Patent and. That threat is texting while driving – and many say that it is actually more dangerous than drunk driving. What You Need to Know New texting and mobile phone restrictions for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

The FMCSA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have published rules specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers and drivers who transport placardable quantities of hazardous materials from texting or using hand-held mobile phones while.

The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and sometimes deadly consequences.

Texting while driving

An alarming number of traffic accidents are linked to driving while distracted, including use of mobile devices while driving, resulting in injury and loss of life.

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