Texting has become a quick and efficient way to communicate with friends and family. But on the roads, it has become reckless and dangerous.
Most cell phone users can relate to the wonder of being able to communicate without actually talking. Texting has become the primary form of communication for not only teens but also adults. Checking one quick message couldn’t hurt right?
Wrong. While texting and driving, the driver’s reaction time will decrease by 35%. A driver is also 23% more likely to get into an accident while they are texting and driving. The driver’s delayed reaction is the cause of these accidents. While some are minor bumper to bumper collisions, others are fatal, resulting in injury and death.
Since laws have been implemented against texting and driving teens and adults have been trying to hide the fact that they’re texting by keeping their phone down by their leg, glancing at it periodically to make sure their message is sent correctly. Even though the police man not be able to see the phone down there, your eyes are still off the road, unfocused on what could be coming up ahead.
Now, will we ever be able to make sure that no one is ever caught driving and texting? No. People get caught driving under the influence all the time, and that offense warrants jail time. People are going to do what they want to do, regardless of what the law says. Sure, a $250 ticket may be enough to stop some people from texting while driving, but it certainly won’t stop everyone.
That’s why it’s time to look for a solution, rather than ban all forms of handheld communication. A hands free solution. Rather than reading our texts, why not have them read to us? Got2bwireless’ Voice has text to speech technology, which allows the driver to keep their conversation going without taking their hands off the wheel, or their eyes off the road.
Over 5,000 people died last year from texting related car collisions. This system is the answer. Keep your eyes on the road. Keep your hands on the wheel. Keep your conversations going.
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- Lavona Avarbuch on Texting while driving laws get more serious in New York
- Berniece Arterberry on The Hands Free Solution
- Thorsten Obermayer on Dangers of Text Messaging While Driving Video
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