Texting while driving isn’t a smart thing to do. Statistics show that you’re way more likely to have an accident if you’re too busy looking at your phone instead of the road. SimpleTexting recently did some research into the matter, with some rather interesting findings.
The first chart shows just how big the problem is. Nearly half of the people surveyed by SimpleTexting revealed that they do text while driving, thereby breaking the law.
It seems as though many people simply just aren’t scared enough. They know that the law is pretty lenient on this sort of thing, and they believe that texting isn’t such a dangerous activity.
In addition, we live in such a connected world nowadays, with smartphones and social media being of such importance, that people constantly feel the need to check their messages and stay in touch with their friends and followers.
Next up we have a chart that breaks down the culprits into age groups. And, believe it or not, it’s actually the elderly who are most often caught texting while they drive.