The National Highway traffic safety administrator has surveyed the major accidents on roads involving texting and driving. More than 5000 people die every year in road accidents.
The report revealed that most of the accidents are caused by the teen age with texting and driving. Among the accident occurrence rate 16 percent of them under 20 years of age were distracted before the accident to take place.
From the past surveys, mainly the truck drivers involved in risk of crash with texting in the phone is comparatively 23% high with the normal truck drivers. Texting drivers took their eyes off the road. For each text an average of 4.6 seconds which at 55 mph. They were driving the length of a football field without looking.
Texting and driving distraction higher in young male driver than female
More dangerous than texting is talking on mobile phone. It is difficult to drive a vehicle while talking which involves complete cognitive resources. Where brain tries to create imaginary picture of person on the other end. Survey of crash data showed that distraction, both external and internal higher in young male driver crashes. Female young drivers primarily influenced by distractions such as turning to look at their passengers and other internal distractions
More than 100,000 students participated in the survey Illinois was one of the first states in the nation to ban texting while driving. The new law will take effect July 1, 2019.
South Dakota had the highest percentage of teen’s texting and driving at 64 percent. District of Colombia and ten other states have banned cell phone driving. But some prohibited allowing teenagers and school bus drivers.
In recent study, drivers claimed 59% of them talk on hand held phones while driving and 37% involved in phone texting.
Moreover, the car manufacturers claim that developing vast technologies and installed in vehicle for protecting human from accidents. But even more accidents caused with technology advancement.