The dangers of texting while driving are tremendous. Wisconsin, among other states, is taking a stand on the issue in hopes to make roads safe.
On December 1, 2011, Wisconsin joined 30 other states in enacting legislation that prohibits behind-the-wheel texting. Texting while driving is seen as a primary offense, which means you may be pulled over and ticketed based on a text message offense alone; these fines could reach $400.
The AAA reported that additional findings have shown that individuals who text while driving are more than 20 times (!!) more likely to be involved in a crash than non-distracted drivers. In addition, according to a new survey from the Insurance Research Council, 31% of drivers aged 16-24 said they texted while driving and 41% of drivers age 25-39 — compared to only 5% of drivers 55+ — reported texting while driving.
Recently, AT&T launched a ‘Txtng & Driving’ Campaign urging consumers that no matter what the message, it can wait. Here is the trailer to their campaign documentary:
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