This is scary: Sixty-eight percent of people people say they need a lot of convincing to believe in the dangers of texting and driving.
The Society for Risk Analysis reports that people who text and drive are six times more likely to be involved in a car accident. However, a study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal found that despite evidence that texting while driving is dangerous, the “fear of missing out” and separation anxiety prevents people from following the law and abstaining from using their phones behind the wheel.
And sorry, girls, the study shows that women were more likely than men to engage in cellphone use while driving, as were less experienced drivers. The press release states that cellphones have contributed to one-fourth of all car accidents.
So despite all the warnings, do you text and drive?