I see lots of people on the road texting while driving. Is it really that dangerous?
Yes. Distracted driving is known to be responsible for 25 percent of all collisions in Texas. Studies show that texting while driving is even more dangerous than drunk driving, in some instances. Numerous states have banned texting while driving, making it illegal to be caught driving while distracted. Although there are no statewide bans against driving while texting in Texas, multiple cities have ordinances in place banning the act. Additionally, Texas passed a statewide texting ban on May 19, 2017.
Other Texting While Driving FAQs:
- Are school bus drivers allowed to talk or text on their cellphone while driving?
- I have seen truckers using cellphones while driving. They are only taking their eyes off the road for a fraction of a second. What is the harm in that?
- I see lots of people on the road texting while driving. Is it really that dangerous?
- If I can not text while driving, what about using hands-free technology?
- My employer says it is dangerous to use a cellphone while driving, but wants me to be more productive. I can only do that if I can make and take calls while I am on the road. Does it really make any difference if I make calls and text while driving?
- Why is using my cellphone while I am driving more dangerous that talking to my passengers?
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