Texting and Driving versus Drinking and Driving

Drunk driving vs texting and driving is a common topic when people discuss the dangers of distracted or impaired driving. It’s easy for people to think texting and driving is safer because you’re likely sober and may only look down for a few seconds.

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What Does Multitasking While Driving Mean?

The dangers of distracted driving have been known since the dawn of the automobile. No matter how coordinated you think you are, there’s no excuse for messing with your phone or tablet while you’re behind the wheel.

Don’t believe us?

No need to trust our opinion—trust the data instead.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the New Law in Texas Banning Texting and Driving

In September of 2017, Texas became the 48th state to ban texting while driving. The ban on texting and driving was enacted in response to the devastating impacts people in Texas have suffered as a result of distracted driving.

For example, in 2016, Texas saw approximately 500 deaths and over 3,000 injuries from auto, truck and other motor vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers who were texting and driving.

Congress, police and other safety authorities are hoping the ban will curb texting and driving, which will in turn, prevent accidents and save lives.

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