Awareness On Texting While Driving
Family Members of Alex Brown, a Texas teenager who was killed while texting and driving are set to visit the University of Findlay on Monday. The family of Brown will be speaking in the afternoon at the Koehler Center, explaining the dangers of texting and driving to the community. This is part of a nationwide tour to create awareness and warn people of the dangers and facts about texting while driving.
In 2010, 3092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes due to a distracted driver. The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC remind you to be safe on the road and that texting while driving is not only dangerous, but is in fact illegal.
For Americans, texting has become the new normal. Everywhere you go and every place you look, you will see countless people with their heads buried in their cellular device texting. It’s almost becoming more common to hear someone say, “Text me!” rather than, “Call me.” or “I’ll call you later.” It’s not that texting is wrong, what’s wrong is texting at inappropriate times when your full attention and awareness is needed and required. Because of the rapid growth of text messaging, the number of car accidents involving the usage of a cellular device has increased as well…significantly.