document.write('Nộp đơn khiếu nại với FCC'); On an average weekday, the percentage of texting while driving is 9.1%; that figure shoots up to 13.5% on Thanksgiving and 12.1% on Christmas. document.write('Maghain ng Reklamo sa FCC'); It is estimated that the minimal amount of time a driver’s attention is taken away from the road when texting is 5 seconds, which, at a speed of 55 mph, equals driving about the length of a football field without looking at the road. Sending text or email messages while driving draws a driver’s eyes, mind, and hands away from the road. Text messaging distracts any driver from that primary task. For more information and statistics about wireless devices and driving, visit The app silences incoming text message alerts, turns on automatically when … We then put them behind the wheel and ran the light-and-brake test without any texting distraction. Turn your cellphone on silent or turn it completely off. Texting and driving encompasses all three forms of distractions, making it an especially dangerous and hazardous habit that plagues our country. // While reading a text and driving at 35 mph, his average baseline reaction time of 0.57 second nearly tripled, to 1.44 seconds. // He says they found the same thing, people have a hard time controlling the urge to check their phones while driving . People acknowledge these dangers, but many choose not to change their behaviorin order to minimize risk to themselves and others. // They wanted something that would work quickly: screwdrivers (vodka and orange juice). More than 2,800 people were killed as a result of distracted driving in 2018, the last year for data reported by the NHTSA. Both of our lab rats were instructed to use their phones exactly as they would on a public road, which, if Jordan’s mom or Eddie’s wife are reading this, they never do. Signs, billboards, stickers, television and radio ads, even paid search results. Boggs is also charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of negligent assault, one count of marked lanes violation and one count of texting while driving. The author, riding shotgun, would use a hand-held switch to trigger the red light and monitor the driver’s results. 21 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam banned all drivers from hand-held phone use while driving; 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam banned texting while driving for all drivers; 39 states and the District of Columbia prohibits all cell phone use by novice drivers, 20 states and the District of Columbia prohibit school bus drivers from cell phone use while driving. if (languages === "Spanish") { ... Driving safely with friends . Cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes every year. document.write('Solicitudes de formato alternativo'); The dangers are exponentially increased when the driver is young and inexperienced. We rented the taxiway of the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda, Michigan, adjacent to an 11,800-foot runway that used to be home to a squadron of B-52 bombers. document.write('대체 양식 요청'); Given the prevalence of the BlackBerry, the iPhone, and other text-friendly mobile phones, the test subjects would have devices with full “qwerty” keypads and would be using text-messaging phones familiar to them. Texting, also known as SMS (for short message service), is on the rise, up from 9.8 billion messages a month in December ’05 to 110.4 billion in December ’08. 2. Texting and driving is risky at best and lethal at worst. document.write('FCC向FCC提出投訴'); document.write('Yêu cầu Định dạng Thay thế'); A Racelogic VBOX III data logger combined and recorded the test data from three areas: vehicle speed via the VBOX’s GPS antenna; brake-pedal position and steering angle via the Pilot’s OBD II port; and the red light’s on/off status through an analog input. A public service announcement made by the British government concerning the dangers of teens texting while driving became a viral video sensation overnight. } Texting is the most alarming distraction. A cop from Killeen, Texas, was caught texting while driving. else { //English or undefined language Texting While Driving. Texting While Driving. document.write('File a Complaint with the FCC'); The penalties for texting while driving could include any of the following: The results at 70 mph were similar: Alterman’s response time while reading a text was 0.35 second longer than his base performance of 0.56 second, and writing a text added 0.68 second to his reaction time. // Column 2 Header But it is probably the popularity of texting that has caused the greatest problems for drivers. To keep things simple, we would focus solely on the driver’s reaction times to a light mounted on the windshield at eye level, meant to simulate a lead car’s brake lights. The manual, visual, and cognitive distractions resulting from texting while driving … First, we tested both drivers’ reaction times at 35 mph and 70 mph to get baseline readings. He went more than four seconds before looking up while reading a text message at 35 mph and over three and a half seconds while texting at 70 mph. } We decided to conduct a test. // // #12 – Approximately 40% Of Teens Admit To Texting And Driving. But the averages don’t tell the whole story. ,