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DWI: Driving While Intexticated [Infographic]

Research says that upwards of 20% of car accidents are related to cell phone use. Roughly a million automobile accidents a year could be avoided if we eliminated the cellphone while driving. Studies also suggest that texting while driving can make a car crash 23 times more likely than those who are completely focused on driving.

Although there are many laws that prohibit texting while driving, many people ignore them and continue to text while driving despite the potential harm of themselves and others. This is similar to how many will still drink and drive even though it is both illegal and incredibly dangerous.

The Benefits of Texting [Infographic]

The arguments of the harmful nature of text messages to social interaction seem to always be front and center. Many feel that texting ruins social skills, writing and spelling skills, and are depleting our attention spans. However, the benefits of texting are examined far less often.

The following infographic gives some representations of the many benefits of texting. And with 82% of he adult population owning some kind of cell phone, it’s high time we start taking and advantage of this useful tool and stop villainizing it.

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