Everyone knows the Ad Council’s tagline, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.” However, many people have no problem with distracted driving. While smartphones provide constant access to social media, email, and the Internet, new studies are revealing the danger of paying more attentio

Distracted Driving Statistics

Indiana drivers, it’s time to take control of our driving habits. Read the statistics below:

  • According to Distraction.Gov, the average time drivers look at their phones to send or read a text is 4.6 seconds. Doesn’t seem like that long, right? But if you’re traveling 55 mph through Indianapolis, that’s equivalent to traveling the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
  • A study done by the University of Utah, “A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver,” found the following: “The impairments associated with using a cell phone while driving can be as profound as those associated with driving with a blood alcohol level at 0.08 percent.”
  • Jacob Masters, author of “Texting While Driving vs. Drunk Driving: Which is More Dangerous?,” compares texting while driving to drinking four beers.

Indiana Law and Distracted Driving

Wondering what Indiana’s stance on the issue is? Law says that texting while driving is illegal for everyone. Anyone who is texting while driving in Indiana can be pulled over and ticketed.

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