We know it’s dangerous. We know it’s illegal (in some places). And, yet, we do it anyway.
That’s pretty much the story when it comes to texting and driving in the U.S. It isn’t a teenaged driver problem. It isn’t a “bad” driver problem. It’s an everybody problem.
As in everyone; all of us. And the numbers are terrifying.
According to the Associated Press, 98% of drivers who say they “text daily” are “aware of the dangers of texting behind the wheel. Nonetheless, three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite broad public-service campaigns and laws against it in some states.”
If that isn’t stupid, I don’t know what is.
And it goes on…
“Two-thirds said they have read text messages while stopped at a red light or stop sign, while more than a quarter said they have sent texts while driving. More than a quarter of those who texted while driving believed they “can easily do several things at once, even while driving.”