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Not Okay! One In 11 Traffic Deaths Caused By Drivers Using Cell Phones!

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This is frankly just unacceptable - especially seeing as so many of these could have probably been avoided!

According to a new study from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,092 died last year in "distracted-affected" crashes, AKA texting, phoning, or even answering a call while driving, which makes it the cause of one in every 11 U.S. traffic deaths!

Worse yet, over 3/4ths of drivers admitted to answering calls on most, if not some, trips, and rarely consider the traffic situations when deciding whether or not to do so! These same drivers said that they would feel unsafe as passengers if the driver were doing what they just admitted to!

Not okay, guys!

There's already so much out there that we can't control, why risk your safety when it can just easily be avoided all together?!

Just focus on the road!

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10 comments to “Not Okay! One In 11 Traffic Deaths Caused By Drivers Using Cell Phones!”



  1. 1

    Hey it's Paris Hilton looking haggard in 10 years.



  2. 2

    Yep, but the ones who do it are so selfish they won't quit doing it. Turn off your phones people. Nothing is more important than your life or SOMEONE else's.



  3. 3

    Is that Paris? That lady even has Paris's man hands.



  4. 4

    worse than drunk driving! when using these devices you are paying ZERO attention to what's in front of you …



  5. 5

    this surprises you? probably another 2 of eleven are caused by texters. unfortunately they often kill others and not themselves



  6. 6

    This is dangerous, have almost gotten hit twice by drivers using cell phones (they were both male and both driving Lexus car or SUV, what is it about Lexus drivers?). I only carry my cell as an "Auto Club" phone, no bluetooth, etc. What did people do before cell phones? Why we found a gas station or something with a pay phone.



  7. 7

    bring in heavier laws, lock em up and treat them like the felons they are. scum



  8. 8

    It should be ilegal to use a cell phone in every state in America. Hands free only. Just a couple of weeks ago a 50 something man was killed a mile away from my home cuz a 20 something woman crossed the center lane while trying to call someone on her cell. Enough is enough. Nothing is that important that you have to call then and there. She took a life because she just had to call someone while operating a vehicle. She is now charged with vehicular homicide. Hope she likes prison. He had 3 kids and 3 grandchildren. No reason for that death.



  9. 9

    simple fix. equip cars with an electronic pulse that jam's cell phone use until you get out of car.



  10. 10

    Re: triple M – UMM, THAT'S PARIS HILTON LOOKING HAGGARD NOW LET ALONE 10YRS.