(PRWEB) August 21, 2013
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is urging parents to make it a priority that their teenage children not text, and drive. According to CBS News in New York, on May 9th, 2013, "More than 3,000 teens die annually from texting while driving, compared to about 2,700 for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a study by Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park."
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center says, "for teenage drivers, texting while driving is actually more dangerous than drinking and driving, according to numerous studies, and we need all parents to talk to their children, who are teenage drivers, about how vital it is to not text and drive. Beyond teenage drivers, we are urging all US states to impose harsh penalties for any driver that is caught texting and driving."
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center says, "We conducted a test, where we drove on Interstate 5 between San Diego, California, to the junction with the I-10 freeway in Los Angeles, California on August 2nd 2013, at about 11 AM in the morning. The distance is about 100 miles. In the experiment we tried to count the number of drivers texting, or talking on their cell phones. The test lasted about two hours, and during this period of time we counted 252 people talking on their cell phones, and 33 who were texting while driving. We are now urging TV stations around the country to conduct the same type of test, so they can get the word out about how serious this problem actually is-in their own area."
For media inquiries please contact the Semi Truck Accident Victims Center at 866-714-6466. http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is on call 24 hours a day to any innocent victim, or family member of a innocent victim involved in a traffic serious accident with a semi truck, commercial vehicle, or big rig. The group can be contacted anytime at 866-714-6466, or a innocent victim, or their loved ones can contact the group via their web site at http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com