Is a text, seriously worth losing your life? Did you know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death of American teenagers with the number one cause of these deaths being the use of wireless devices?
During the first quarter of last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 7,630 people died in traffic crashes on American streets. That was 910 more than the first quarter of the previous year which yielded a 13.5 percent increase! An increase in distracted driving, which kills about 3,000 people a year, could be part of the reason. The National Safety Council estimates that about a quarter of all crashes involve cell phones. While more and more states have banned cell phones while driving, the effectiveness of those bans is questionable.