Why You Shouldn’t Text And Drive

texting and drivingWith today’s technology, communication across vast distances only requires reaching for your phone. While this may open up many opportunities, it creates a few dangers as well. One of them includes texting while driving, which increases your crash risk drastically. Here, we’ll go over why you shouldn’t ever text and drive.

Reasons to stay focused:

You can’t look at your phone and the road at the same time. Here at GM Exclusive, we want you to always exercise caution on the road. Driving your vehicle requires a lot of responsibility. We’ve put together some facts to help you understand why you shouldn’t text and drive.

  • In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association stated that for fatal car crashes involving somebody under 20 years old, 11% of the drivers drove “distracted”.
  • At 55 mph, your car travels the entirety of a football field in 5 seconds; how much time do you spend with your eyes off the road texting and driving?

Keep these in mind while on the road. If you need to ensure your car functions safely, GM Exclusive can help. To find out more about our services, please don’t hesitate to give our auto shop a call at (760) 941-5002.