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Alabama's No Texting While Driving Law: Distracted Driving 101

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Tidbits on Teens and Cell Phones

  • For teen drivers, talking on a cell phone and texting while driving are high-risk activities that often last longer than other distractions, such as adjusting the radio or eating while operating a vehicle.
  • Texting takes your eyes off the road for approxiamatly 5 secounds
  • At the speed of 65 a car travels the span of one basketball court in one secound.
  • Overall 75% of all teens text and texting is reported as the number one mode of communication for teens.
  • Distracted driving is now the number one killer of teens as of 2011.
  • 18% of distraction-related crashes are from cell phone usage.

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