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By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Clients' Choice

  You've seen it on the news, Texting While Driving accidents have become an epidemic! Don't Text and Drive campaigns are spreading across the country in an effort to save lives of today's teens and adults alike.

  FACT: Car accidents are the number one cause of teen deaths, killing more than 5,000 per year and seriously injuring over 400,000.

FACT: Car crashes kill more teens during the weekends of Prom and Graduation than any other time of the year.

FACT: Texting and distracted driving is a factor in 8 out of 10 accidents, and young drivers have the highest distracted driving fatality rate of all age groups.

We all Text . It has become the preferred form of communication with teens and adults. We all have busy lives. We try to be more productive and squeeze in every opportunity of productivity during our daily schedules. We try to keep in touch with friends, family and clients through emails, Facebook, Twitter and Instant Messaging. Today's technology has changed all our lives and the challenge to keep up the the changes also causes distracted driving.

DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE! Visit  www.facebook.com/textfreedriving community to read stories of those that have lost loved ones in accidents due to Texting While Driving.  Post your story if you have lost a loved one or friend because of Texting While Driving.

Visit www.textingwhiledrivingbands.com for statistics on this important issue. Take the Text Free Driving Pledge  to Don't Text and Drive.

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Comments (7)

David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Very important post! I was nearly wiped out on the freeway yesterday by someone texting and driving. I was alone and he was with his entire family towing a boat. He pulled right out in front of me, forcing me off the road. All because he was busy on his phone.

Mar 27, 2011 05:04 AM
Lynn Edgin
Keller Williams Clients' Choice - Colorado Springs, CO
GRI, SFR, REO

David, we are getting stories from all over the country and Canada from those that have lost ones from accidents due to Texting While Driving. It is not just teens that are Texting While Driving, adults of all ages are guilty as well. Thank you for your story. Drive safe.

Mar 27, 2011 05:11 AM
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Texting is banned and a fineable offense here, Lynn. I think it should be that way everywhere. I mean most people can't talk on the phone and concentrate on driving!

Mar 27, 2011 05:12 AM
Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Lynn - I had no idea how BAD the stats were - thanks for sharing this important info!

Mar 27, 2011 05:13 AM
Dennis Duvernay Broker/Owner
Hillview Realty - Northbridge, MA

Horrible stats....it is funny(not)..I went out for a coffee this morning and their was a car coming at me from the other lane...young girl looking down in her lap....you just know she was texting....thank you for my horn grabbing her attention.

Mar 27, 2011 05:23 AM
Lynn Edgin
Keller Williams Clients' Choice - Colorado Springs, CO
GRI, SFR, REO

Peg and Sharon, thank you for your comments. Texting While Driving is banned in most states. The research indicates that accidents and deaths from Texting While Driving will exceed alcohol related accidents and deaths. Not everyone will drive after drinking but many will Text While Driving. The research also shows that Texting While Driving is equal to drinking four beers.

Mar 27, 2011 05:28 AM
Lynn Edgin
Keller Williams Clients' Choice - Colorado Springs, CO
GRI, SFR, REO

Dennis, most don't see Texting While Driving as a problem. We are being shaped by technoligy to use all the tools and gadgets.

Mar 27, 2011 05:31 AM