DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENTS
As text messaging on cellphones has become more common, many people have taken up the unsafe habit of texting while they are driving. Few realize the risk they are creating by doing so. In fact, studies have shown that texting while driving can have an equivalent impact on how safely one operates a motor vehicle as drunk driving.
Contributing to the risk posed by driving while texting is the fact that this unsafe habit is most common amongst young drivers. Younger drivers are already operating without the experience that most older drivers rely on and take for granted.