Don’t Text and Drive, Don’t Even Walk and Text

This isn’t a career post, but I think it covers some important information.

This morning, I received an email highlighting the results of a study on cell phone use and automotive and pedestrian accidents.  It wasn’t a pretty picture.  Here’s a summary…

  • 52% of Americans don’t “look both ways” anymore before crossing the street because their eyes are glued to the cell phones.
  • Drivers use their phones for up to 3.5 minutes per hour when driving.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the united states is caused by texting and driving (1.6 million crashes each year).
  • 5 States – CA, FL, TX, NY And AZ – Accounted For 43% Of Pedestrian Deaths.

These are pretty sobering statistics.  You can see the full report here.

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