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The dangers of texting and driving in North Carolina

Cellphones are a couple of decades old now, but recently they have become quite the problem for law enforcement agencies. More and more drivers are using their cellphones while behind the wheel of cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles. Why? People have become so attached to their mobile phones that they just can't seem to put them down, even when they are driving.

Texting while driving should never happen. It can cause tragic accidents that can lead to serious injuries and even death. When a person texts behind the wheel, he or she takes his or her eyes off the road for at least three seconds. That might not seem like much, but when going 55 mph, the vehicle can travel for 100 yards. That's the length of a football field. Imagine driving the length of a football field without paying attention. There are so many things that can happen.

Not only does texting and driving cause a driver to take his or her eyes off the road, it also takes his or her mind of the road. When a person is behind the wheel, he or she needs to be mentally focused on driving and nothing else. This is easier said than done, especially when there are passengers in the car. Drivers need to think about driving. They need to anticipate what other drivers will do. They need to have the mental capacity to react to situations that unfold in front of them. Texting can take a driver's mind out of the equation in an accident.

Texting and driving is downright dangerous. It takes a driver's eyes off the road for more than they ever should be. No one should ever take their eyes off the road, even for a second. The risk of being involved in an accident is too high, especially for those in the car with the driver and the other drivers around them.

Visit our page today to learn more about the dangers of texting and driving in Wilson, North Carolina, and how it can lead to a car accident.

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