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Driving While Texting Statistics

Report after report supports the growing evidence that driving while texting is dangerous. The statistics reveal that someone who is driving while texting is at least 6 times more likely to crash than a non-texting driver. Semi-truck drivers texting while driving are 23 times more likely to crash or be involved in avoidance maneuvers. Car and Driver reported that it took texting drivers significantly longer to hit the brakes than drivers who were legally drunk (.08 blood alcohol level). Take a look at these staggering results:

  • Unimpaired drivers: .54 seconds to brake
  • Legally drunk drivers: .54 seconds plus 4 feet
  • Texting drivers: .54 seconds plus 70 feet

All of the current studies show that people can multitask when talking on cell phones, but multitasking while texting is difficult — if not impossible. Reading a text message is even more dangerous than sending a text message. A driver who is reading a text message gets involved in reading and forgets about driving. A University of Utah driving simulator study found that texters had more crashes and a slower response time to brake lights on cars in front of them, and showed impairment in avoidance maneuvers than did drivers who talked on a cell phone while driving or drove without texting.

Minnesota Driving While Texting Lawyer

Inattentive driving is unacceptable and negligent. If you have suffered a car crash because another driver was texting, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will fight for your rights. Don’t delay, call 612-TSR-TIME today or submit our contact form. Our lawyers are aggressive, ethical litigators who have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers many times by their peers.

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