Research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute reports that texting while driving increases the driver’s risk of being involved in a car crash or an almost-accident by 23.2%. Just dialing a cell phone almost triples the risk of crashing. Pulling to the side of the road for calling or texting makes a lot of sense.
PositiveTip: Resolve not to text while driving, and talk to your kids about the dangers of texting and driving. Learn how to check their cell phones to see if they text at the wheel.