10 Toughest State Laws re: Texting and Driving

Texting is a form of risky, or distracted driving. Experts say that when you’re sending or receiving a text, the average length of time your eyes are off the road is 5 seconds.

Five seconds doesn’t sound like a long time. And maybe it isn’t. But taking your eyes off the road for 5 seconds while you text is the equivalent of driving your car at 55 mph, the entire length of a football field … blindfolded!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a webpage devoted to Risky Driving, just in case you’re interested in statistics about any of the following activities: distracted driving, drowsy driving, speeding, seat belt use, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Here’s a link to a recent article that lists the 10 states with the toughest texting while driving laws: https://bit.ly/38BqlNg

 

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