Texting While Driving
By Sarah Greene
(NETS Survey: Employers for Traffic
32% of drivers surveyed read while driving
3.4 times more likely to crash
70% of drivers surveyed eat while driving
2-3 times more likely to crash
18% of drivers surveyed groom while driving
3 times more likely to crash
10% of drivers surveyed work while driving
39% of drivers surveyed parent while driving
51% of drivers surveyed are on their phones while driving
4,000-8,000 accidents per day in the U.S. occur because of
Facts About Issue
Studies show that those who text while driving are
more likely to get into an accident than those who are
not distracted on the road.
In comparison to dialing, talking, listening, or grabbing
for phones, texting caused the greatest risk.
Senators are trying to ban texting while driving
If the bill passes, states that do not enact the ban within
two years would lose 25% of federal highway funds
14 states have banned texting on the road (Washington
is one of them)
Do you agree or disagree with the ban of texting
while driving? Why?
Do you think it’s fair that the government can
take away funding if states don’t apply the ban
within two years?
Do you think it is fair to ban texting when
drivers can be distracted by other things?