Your Phone Dings While Going 65 MPH. This Is What Happens When You Look At It

Over 6,000 deaths and half a million injuries are caused annually by drivers who were texting and driving. Within the minimal 5 seconds it takes to respond to a text, you have driven the length of a football field without looking at the road! It’s like driving blind for 5 seconds. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, texting and driving is comparable to operating a vehicle after having 4 beers.

Check out an assimilated scenario of what can happen when people text and drive. Show your teen this video! ***It is very graphic but it is also very CONVINCING*** because this is 100% a realistic portrayal of what can and DOES happen when you text and drive even at 65 MPH.

When teens are asked what their number one distraction is while driving, texting is their number one answer. For further research, you can find many informative articles on this subject by checking out Consumer Affairs. It is imperative that we discuss this topic, so that you or your loved one are not victims of something that’s completely preventable.


This article originally appeared at The Counter-Culture Mom.

Tina Marie Griffin
Tina Marie Griffin
Wisconsin farm kid turned Hollywood actress, Tina Griffin earned a BA in Film and TV broadcasting from California State University – Los Angeles and has become a leading pop culture expert. When she isn't traveling and speaking, you will find her busy producing radio spots, blogging, cooking, homeschooling her 4 munchkins or having a romantic date night with her best friend - husband Luke. Tina’s mission is to encourage others to live with integrity and to use their talents to create positive change in their culture. Learn more about Tina and her mission at her website, The Counter Culture Mom.

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