Phone companies across the country have started advertising against texting and driving. Laws are being passed in state after state across the United States to restrict people who are texting and driving at the same time.
Many states have now made it illegal to make a call while driving. All of this seems to be done in hopes to prevent the fatal crashes.
This site claims that 23 percent of all crashes in the United States involved a phone. That's nearly one in four and totals 1.3 million crashes.
To say that states are right in locking down and restricting limitations with phones and driving is an understatement.
This same site claims that texting while driving makes you 23 more times likely to get in a crash.
So why don't people wait to text? If the stats are really this bleak, why does anybody text and drive?
Perhaps it's the overly confident attitude of "it would never happen to me" or "but I'm more careful" or "it's only five seconds," but like the site proves, even five seconds can be deadly.