We all want our loved ones to stay safe on the road. Unfortunately, driving will always involve some risk; we all must exercise extreme caution behind the wheel because of this. Many things can decrease your driving ability, such as driving drunk, sleep deprived, or while texting. We go over why the latter creates an increased crash rate.
Unlike sleep deprivation or drinking, texting doesn’t inhibit motor function. However, it effectively does the same thing by taking up all of the drivers attention. The average person texting while driving will spend at least 5 seconds on every text. This equates to the length of a football field on the road.
- According to the NSF (National Safety Council), 1.6 million wrecks happen annually due to texting and driving.
- People who text and drive spend an average of 4x longer with their eyes off of the road.
- Even walking along the road and texting increases your risk of getting hit by a motor vehicle.
Here at LA NTX Transmissions, we want to remind you to stay alert on the road. If you want to make sure your car runs safely, give us a call or take it by our shop. To find out more, please call one of our friendly representatives at (310) 672-8131.