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Driving while on the phone or text messaging is incredibly dangerous We’ve put together some stats and articles demonstrating the importance of using mobile phones safely.

40% of all fatal crashes involving distracted driving involve drivers under 30 years old, according to the most recent crash data from the National Transportation Safety Board
75% of teens say texting while driving is very dangerous – but 46% admit to doing so, according to AT&T Teen Driver Survey
Leading researchers on the causes of auto accidents, refer to texting while driving as the “perfect storm”. This, combined with the age and lack of experience of a driver, can lead to tragic consequences  
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration concluded that 80 percent of all crashes take place because of driver inattention within 3 seconds of the incident. The organization also concluded that using a cell phone while driving, whether texting, dialing or listening, makes driver three times more likely to be involved in an accident
Texting while driving has become a greater hazard than drinking and driving among teenagers who openly acknowledge sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The number of teens who are dying or being injured as a result of texting while driving has skyrocketed as mobile device technology has advanced. Researchers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park estimate more than 3,000 annual teen deaths nationwide from texting and 300,000 injuries.
An AAA study indicates 46% of teens admit to text-messaging while driving
Distracted driving crashes accounted for $46 billion (17 percent) of the total economic losses. The societal harm was put at $129 billion (15 percent) of the societal harm. Distraction was among the five key factors listed in the report “The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010,” released May 28, 2014.
Stopping txt messaging while driving is more important now than ever. Click here to see what the laws are in your State.