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Texting and accidents continue to be a growing problem. At RWB Import Service Center, we would like to share some safety concerns we have with texting and driving in Georgia!
Cell Phone Accidents are on the Rise
Cell phone related automobile accidents are on the rise. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, texting while driving makes you 23X more likely to crash. Nearly 25% of all automobile accidents are caused by texting and driving. That’s 1,600,000 car accidents a year says the National Safety Council.
Avoid the Impulse
We have all been there, driving down the road and our cellphones alerts us that we have a text message. We take a few moments to pick it up and read the text, all while driving down the street. What seems like a minor distraction is actually more serious than you might think.
Whatever the excuse, it is still dangerous. Texting and driving in Georgia makes you 6 times more likely to get into an accident than someone who is driving while intoxicated!
Texting and Driving in Georgia Is Against the Law
All drivers are prohibited from texting while driving. The law prohibits drivers from using a cell phone, text messaging device, personal digital assistant (PDA), computer, or similar wireless device to write, send, or read text data while driving. The ban applies to text messages, instant messages (IM), email, and Internet data. The law creates exceptions for emergency personnel, drivers responding to emergencies, and drivers who are fully parked.
Put the Phone Away
Texting and accidents continue to kill and affect the lives of many. Make your pledge to drive responsibly and without distraction. We want to keep you and your family driving safely and reliably. We are the independent import service center Atlanta calls first. Call us today – we’re conveniently located in Snellville GA.