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• Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.
The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Texans about the danger it poses. If you don’t already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more on www.distraction. gov. Please share these facts with others. Together, we can help save lives.
Statistics show that every time a driver sends a text message he looks at the phone for an average of 4.6 seconds, and in that time a car driving 55 mph will go the length of a football field.