Texas Drivers: Do you know the cell-phone bans in Texas? Learn scary "text-and-drive auto accident statistics.
New dangers on the road today include distracted drivers who text and drive. A study done by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute highlights the risks of drivers who text and drive.
Alarming "text-and-drive" crash statistics
- In the moments before a crash, drivers spent 5 seconds looking at their phones - at highway speeds, this is enough time to cover the length of a football field.
- When drivers texted, their collision risk was over 20 times greater.
Know the Texas cell phone ban laws:
- Text messaging is banned for all drivers in 31 states and the District of Columbia.
- In Texas, and eight other states, novice drivers are banned from texting.
- School bus drivers are banned from text messaging in 3 states (Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma).
Truck crash statistics
Another study from the U.S. Census Bureau found the following truck crash statistics:
- In 2008, there were 37,261 deaths from automobile accidents in the U.S. Accidents involving large and light trucks accounted for 11,441 deaths.
- There over 2,000 injured victims of trucking accidents in the same year.
- 22 percent of truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had a blood-alcohol level of .08% or greater.
If you are a Texas driver, know the dangers on the road and protect yourself if you have been involved in an auto accident or trucking accident in Texas . Contact us today for a free case review. Learn the most common causes of trucking accidents.
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