The motor vehicle act, part 31 — use of electronic devices while driving specifically addresses the use of electronic devices while driving the fine for a single distracted driving violation ticket is $368, along with 4 penalty points that will be applied a driver’s record. One of the most common types of distracted driving is texting while driving, which causes a number of serious motor vehicle accidents that include serious injuries and even fatalities each year in the state of georgia. Texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction 3 sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph 4. Driving while under the influence: the use of mind-altering substances such as alcohol, drugs, and even prescription medication is a form of distracted driving these substances make it difficult to focus your attention on the road and even worse, alcohol makes you lose your inhibition. Texting while driving, or distracted driving, has become a recent but serious problem facing many young drivers older generations also struggle with keeping their phones dark, silent and out of sight on the daily commute.
Deadly serious look at these distracted driving facts how serious are the dangers deadly serious and they all agreed they find it difficult to confront their parents about texting while driving thank you so much for bringing such a poignant issue to our community when you are driving distracted you not only put your life at risk. In 2016, a survey showed that more than 44% of californians said that texting while driving is the most serious distraction for drivers in 2016, more than 54% of california drivers surveyed said they had been hit or nearly hit by a driver who was talking or texting on cell phone. It could be eating while driving, putting on makeup, looking at maps, changing the radio station, talking on a cellphone or even texting while driving the national safety council recently released a white paper on “brain distraction during cellphone use while driving.
Put aside electronic distractions and never use text messaging, email, video games or internet functions, including those built into the vehicle, while driving. Distracted driving is a serious and growing threat to road safety with more and more people owning mobile phones, and the rapid introduction of new “in-vehicle” communication systems, this problem is likely to escalate globally in the coming years. There are many forms of distracted driving beyond texting in this video, driver safety straight man rich sordahl introduces the three types of distracted driving (manual distractions, visual. As the researchers note, talking on a phone increases the likelihood of a crash by 22 times texting while driving, a whopping 61 times the idea that distracted driving is not a serious. Many distractions exist while driving, but cell phones are a top distraction because so many drivers use them for long periods of time each day almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone, but when you are the one distracted, you often don't realize that driver is you.
Distracted driving is a serious problem by mark reene, kenneth stecker and kinga gorzelewski thousands die needlessly every year from distracted driving. In 2014, over 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in the united states alone as a result of distracted driving—of which texting and other phone usage is a major contributor. What happens if a driver is caught using a hand-held phone or texting while driving the rule imposes sanctions for driver offenses, including civil penalties up to $2,750 and driver disqualification for multiple offenses.
After all, texting while driving, along with other distractions, increases crash risk however, scratch the surface and the issue becomes more complex that is why many safety advocates conclude government bans will not do much to improve highway safety, especially compared to other remedies. Mobile phone use while driving is common, but it is widely considered dangerous due to its potential for causing distracted driving and accidents due to the number of accidents that are related to conducting calls on a phone and texting while driving, some jurisdictions have made the use of calling on a phone while driving illegal many jurisdictions have enacted laws to ban handheld mobile. The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports. While cellphones aren’t the only form of distracted driving, these devices are the most common distraction 3 from texting and talking to navigation and music, using your cellphone while driving your car is seriously dangerous. Distracted driving activities increase the risk of having accidents and in a study, it is evident that distracted driving is a serious problem among teen drivers causes of distracted driving texting.
Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol was still a greater crash risk (increasing the risk by 36 times), but that doesn't minimize the dangers of distracted driving even crying or being visibly angry was enough of a distraction to increase the chances of a crash by 10 times but far more common is distraction due to use of a cell phone. Texting while driving causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving. Texting while driving is considered among the most deadly forms of distracted driving, with information from illinois state police indicating that texting while driving makes a person 23 times. Texting while driving is a far more dangerous distraction compared to eating, talking, adjusting music or using in-vehicle navigation systems, because it takes a person’s eyes off the road for.
55% reported texting while driving to update parents drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves 3 distracted driving related crashes accounted for 10% (263) of all teen deaths that occurred in 2016 5. While distracted driving is serious business, there are some light-hearted texting while driving quotes that can help make the point as well here are a few. Texting while driving is distracted driving and illegal in florida texting is one of the most dangerous distracted driving activities because it the three types of distractions: visual (you take your eyes off the road) manual (you take your hands off the steering wheel) cognitive (you are not thinking about driving. Though distracted driving is a leading factor in crashes, few tickets are issued for texting and driving in pennsylvania the state’s law only forbids sending and receiving text-based communications but allows drivers to touch their phones for other reasons, making it difficult to enforce, police say.
The absurdity of texting while kissing or during yoga makes you question why texting while driving would be any different “stop the texts” many anti-distraction ads show cinematic, slow-motion car crashes to convey the danger of taking your eyes off the road.