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Texting While Driving 

David Peel Auto Accidents, Keeping Your Family Safe

The New Era Of Car Accident Causes

If you are rear ended there’s a good chance that texting and driving is to blame. 20 years ago, when I first started practicing injury law, rear end accidents looked pretty well the same. Skid marks would lead to the point of impact, and the car behind would have submarined under the car ahead in its effort to try to stop.

But with the advent of texting and driving, we now see an entirely different type of rear end accident. The car behind often does not ever attempt to break or swerve at all. There is no reaction even discernible.

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Texting While Driving Stats

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One out of every four traffic crashes that occur in the U.S. are spurred by cell phone usage, and furthermore, each day 11 teens die as a result of texting and driving, which is a downright astounding number. Over 3,000 young drivers die yearly due to texting while driving.


Texting for “only a few seconds” causes drivers, on average, to take their eyes off the road for five (5) seconds.  The driver traveling at highway speed will drive a football field or more in that time!  What if your passenger covered your eyes for 5 full seconds?

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But maybe you don’t drive into a tree, oncoming traffic, over a child or a dog, or off the road. Maybe you just veer. We’ve all been behind a car that is bouncing around in its lane and we know they’re texting. Your veering can cause another car to overreact and cause a whole chain reaction. 77% of adults and 55% of teenage drivers believe that they can easily manage texting while simultaneously navigating the crowded highways.

Because texting is practiced so frequently by many drivers, it creates a false sense of security that it’s “safe”. However, it only takes one second for a crash to happen.  In fact, texting while driving increases the chance of a crash by 23 times.


Because texting is practiced so frequently by many drivers, it creates a false sense of security that it’s “safe”. However, it only takes one second for a crash to happen.  In fact, texting while driving increases the chance of a crash by 23 times.
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Types Of Distracted Driving

visual

Looking down, reading a map, looking in the eyes of your passenger, looking in the rear seat, watching a deer feeding in the field.

manual

Looking down, reading a map, looking in the eyes of your passenger, looking in the rear seat, watching a deer feeding in the field.

cognitive

Looking down, reading a map, looking in the eyes of your passenger, looking in the rear seat, watching a deer feeding in the field.

Texting is all three types at one time! Demonstrating just how dangerous this activity is. Texting requires a driver to divert their eyes from the road, cognitive distractions redirects a driver’s focus onto the conversation they’re engaged in, and manual distraction of finding the right letter usually while balancing the phone.

Because texting encompasses all three types of distractions, it’s arguably the most dangerous action to participate in while driving.

While being injured by a simple careless driver is bad enough, being in a crash caused by a texting driver is infuriating.

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