Texting And Driving: Don’t Do It

texting-while-driving-150x150Have you ever texted while driving? It may seem like a harmless activity, but it actually increases your risk of getting into a wreck greatly. All kinds of studies back up this claim. Remember, next time you drive, the phone can wait. We care about your safety here at Gerrick’s Custom; we’ll take care of it on your car’s end so you can on yours. Here, we’ve gone over why you just shouldn’t text and drive:

Wrecks:

The National Safety Council has estimated an average of 1.6 million wrecks annually related in one way or another to cell phone use.

Stopping Power:

How far do you think a car goes traveling 55 miles per hour during the 5 seconds it takes you to type your text? If you said the length of an entire football field, you guessed right.

Teens:

According to the NHTSA, of kids under 20 involved in fatal crashes, 11% got reported as “driving distracted”.

 

Please, stay safe when you drive on the roads. If you have questions about your vehicles safety, Gerrick’s Custom can help. To find out more about our services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (602) 689-7326.