Texting & Driving
Phoenix Texting and Driving Collision Chiropractic Treatment
It’s absolutely hard to believe considering the numerous accidents and even fatalities that result from texting and driving, it is not illegal to text and drive in Arizona. Some surrounding cities in the phoenix are promoting against texting and driving, very few citations are actually written as the current law is very difficult for police to enforce. However If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of a distracted or texting driver, our Chiropractors understand the complexity of texting/distracted driver accidents and the injuries that these types of collisions cause. Better yet they how to manage your injuries.
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Texting and Driving Facts Are Very Disconcerting
Texting while driving is considered one of the most dangerous of all distracted driving behaviors. Some of the most revealing information about texting and driving are contained in these two facts as per Distraction.gov.
Text messaging while driving creates a crash risk that is 23 times worse than driving while not distracted”
“Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent – at 55 mph – of driving the length of an entire football field, blind.” (source: Distraction.gov)
More Texting and Driving Information
On a daily basis as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Prevention and Control
More than 9 people are killed by a distracted driver
More than 1,060 people are injured in crashes due to a distracted driver
Further they point out there are three categories of distraction: visual, manual and cognitive.
Visual: when the eyes are taken off the road
Manual: when the hands are taken off the steering wheel
Cognitive: when the mind is taken off driving
During texting and driving, the driver is distracted in all three ways – visually, manually and cognitively