Texting and driving is not a skill, it is dangerous
Texting and driving is not a skill, it is dangerous. There is nothing more exasperating than seeing the driver who is driving parallel on the highway, every so often, encroaching on your lane forcing you to slow down or avoid him. It hurts more if when you pass him, you discover that he is driving distracted with the phone in his hand and has not realized that with his attitude he has put your life and that of your companions in danger.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, every day in the US more than nine people are killed and a thousand are injured in accidents caused by distracted drivers.
The result of a study carried out by the CDC showed that 42% of young drivers confessed that, in the last 30 days, they had “texted” while driving.
Although we think that we can manipulate the cell phone and drive without problems, statistics show that this distraction causes 1.6 million accidents throughout the country and 390,000 injuries in a year.
Many people are unaware that texting while behind the wheel is a violation in Florida. If an officer suspects that someone is typing on the phone while he is driving, he is authorized to stop the car and fine him $30, plus court costs.
On the other hand, since 2020, in Florida, it is prohibited to touch the phone or have it in your hand when you are driving in a school zone or a construction area and those who commit this infraction can be reprimanded.
With these horrific statistics, it would not be wrong to propose in 2023 to stop “texting” and driving, because, many times, we ourselves are that driver who distractedly invades the lane of others, putting their lives in danger. The best car insurance is to drive carefully. Texting and driving is not a skill, it is dangerous.