The dangers of texting and driving is an issue that can never be stressed enough! Although we all know that it’s extremely dangerous and we should never do it, we do it anyways.

According to a recent AAA poll, 94 percent of drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35 percent of them admit to using their phone anyway.

Why do people still insist on putting theirs and others’ life on the line, just to tell their friends they don’t want cream on their coffee, or to that they caught a stupid Pokémon. Going at the average speed of 60km, it only takes six seconds to travel the length of a football field and that’s more than enough to cause a few fatal accidents.

When kids grow up with someone who is texting while driving, it doesn’t only put everybody’s life on line, it gives kids a bad example. Around 48 percent of teens have been in a car while the driver was texting- that means in many cases, their parents.

People really need to stop ignoring this issue! Despite the efforts of the media warning about the dangers of cellphone use when driving, the number of fatalities due to distracted driving are still rising! People sometimes don’t realized that the odds for crashes increase greatly when you try to use a cellphone when driving. According to CAA’s crash odds data, you are 23 times more likely to crash when texting on cellphone, and four to five times more likely when you talk on a cellphone. Someone’s life isn’t worth one’s person’s so-called essential text.