In a new survey commissioned by AT&T, 98% of drivers with cellphones text while driving on a regular basis and said they were aware of the dangers, yet they continue to drive, despite laws against it in some states. Other startling findings include:
– 28% of drivers say they can do several things at once while driving
–74% of drivers admit to glancing at their phones while behind the wheel
The survey came as AT&T expanded availability of a free app that silences text message alerts and activates automatically when a person is moving 15 miles per hour or faster.
The AT&T DriveMode app is coming to iPhones after being available on Android and BlackBerry phones.
I got that all from a press release, yup. We’re all a bunch of idiots and think we’re better than everyone else. If you’re texting and driving your putting yourself at risk but more importantly ME and my family. Problem is, I’ve texted and driven in the past and on rare occasion I still do. I’m going to practice what I preach and skip it from now on. This isn’t a one time commitment, it’s like being an alcoholic, every day, minute and second is a fight for some not to pick up their phone while they’re behind the wheel. I’m on the wagon right now and I plan to stay that way for as long as I can. What about you? Can you stop texting and driving? I hope so because I don’t want to die and I doubt you do either.
Dramatic a little??? YUP. STOP TEXTING AND DRIVING.