Texting While Driving Is One Of The Leading Cause Of Accidents

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Texting while driving is one of the leading causes of accidents in modern times. Many drivers and other road users lose their lives on the road due to distraction caused by texting while driving. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting while driving is six times more dangerous than any other factors that contribute to accidents on the road (Ferdinand, and Alva O.; et al.). Coupled with other factors such drunk driving, texting is more likely to cause fatalities in cases of accidents because the victims switch off their concentration from the road and fully focus on the text and the information he conveys to the recipient. Besides death, many people have been injured and left crippled for life because of accidents that are linked to texting while driving (TWD) (Klauer, G., Dingus, T., Neale, L., Sudweeks, J., and Ramsey, J.).
A survey by mmmm confirmed that TWD causes about 330,000 road injuries annually. Interestingly, this habit affects young drivers in their early twenties and late twenties more than middle-aged drivers. The study indicates that 25% of the total accidents on the roads are caused by TWD. The Australian government survey found out that 93% of the drivers in Australia had a mobile phone on while on the wheels. About 59% of the drivers admitted having their mobiles in use while driving. This survey shows just how exposed the drivers are to road accidents caused by (TWD). Besides exposing themselves to dangers, the drivers…

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