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Texting while driving

Texting while driving, also called texting and driving, is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. Texting while driving is considered extremely dangerous by many people, including authorities, and in some places have either been outlawed or restricted. A survey of more than 90 teens from more than 26 high schools throughout the United States conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in 2006 showed that 46% of students consider texting to be either "very" or "extremely" distracting. An American Automobile Association study showed that 34% of teens (age 16–17) admitted to being distracted behind the wheel because of texting and 40% of American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. A study involving commercial vehicle operators conducted in September 2009 concluded that though incidence of texting within their dataset was low, texting while driving increased the risk of accident significantly.

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A very well done anti-texting while driving video made by a high school student for Project Yellow Light. This video is clever and concise without having gore or being overwhelming like some texting while driving campaigns. Can you believe 42% of young adult drivers are very/somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving?! (2012, Ad Council)

Contributed by Shayna Rose Horowitz

I advise everyone to watch this. After I saw the video for the first time, my stomach turned and my mind just froze. I clearly understood the message. The sad part is..there's some people out there who do not understand. Check it out (:

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I made this video in my broadcasting class at my high school (Westlake Hs.. Atlanta, Ga) and the whole purpose was the emphasize NOT TO TEXT AND DRIVE

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Every time you text and drive, you are risking your life. Not only are you in danger, but any passengers in your car and other drivers on the road are too.

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