Texting Takes Toll On Roads
According to a new study from the University of North Texas Health Science Center released Thursday, deaths caused by cell phone use and texting while driving soared during the last three years. From 2001 to 2007, texting while driving caused over 16,000 deaths. Deaths from cell phone use while driving increased 28% over the last three years. The more than 5,000 highway deaths from cell phone use each year is the equivalent of a major airline plane crashing every week. If that were happening, people would be marching in the streets to halt all airline traffic until flying was safe again. Urge your legislator to pass laws banning texting and driving. No text message or telephone call can’t wait for a driver to stop and communicate safely. No text message or telephone call is worth someone’s life.