(PRWEB) March 25, 2013
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center says, "On February 26th 2013 the Governors Highway Safety Association revealed that the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles increased dramatically for the first six months of 2012, based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 202 to 240 – a 19 percent jump. We think the reason for the increase is teenage drivers texting, or talking on their cell phones while driving, and we need parents to drop the hammer on teenagers talking on a cell phone, or texting while driving." According to the National Transportation Board, "A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting drivers. The average text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for nearly five seconds. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field. The message being conveyed is that texting while driving isn’t multitasking, it’s essentially driving blind." The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is now calling on all state legislatures, and city counsels of US major cities to adopt very strict penalties for texting while driving.
A National Disgrace: The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center says, "It is a national disgrace that currently only five US states have restrictions for drivers texting. According to NBC News on March 8th 2013, Florida currently stands with Arizona, Montana, South Carolina and South Dakota as one of just five states with no texting while driving restrictions? We are saying why doesn't California, New York, Washington, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, and every other state have such legislation? How is texting while driving a automobile, or a truck in any state-safe? This is not a partisan issue, it is an issue that if not addressed kills more US citizens in every state. http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center says on January 8th 2013 NBC News said the following, "Research suggests that texting while driving is six to eight times as dangerous as drunk driving. If driving drunk is a 400 percent increase in crash risk, texting's been shown to be possibly a 2,300 percent increase in crash risk,” Kansas University cognitive psychology professor Paul Atchley said. “You have to have your hands on a device and not on the wheel. You have to have your eyes off of the road and on this device. And you have to think about it because speaking, constructing speech even though you're typing it out, is a hard thing for the brain to do.” http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com
The Semi Truck Victims Center is the premier advocate for innocent victims of a semi truck accident nationwide. For more information please call 866-714-6466.