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Don’t Text & Drive [PHOTOS]

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Route 206, Montgomery Twp-Somerset County. (Craig Allen photo)

Seriously! Don’t text and drive! You’d think it would be one of those “duh!” things in our lives!

Its just what one of the former radio consultants in my life calls “C-S.”

COMMON SENSE!

But, not every New Jersey driver is using “C-S!”

Lately, I’m seeing more and more signs, like above, with the not-so-subtle reminder!

Just a few quick texting and driving facts:

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field.

A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.

Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s handheld or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.

Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.

49% of drivers with cell phones, under the age of 35, send or read text messages while driving.

60% of drivers use cell phones while driving.

For more shocking statistics, click here….if you dare!

A recent American Automobile Association (AAA) study shows that teen drivers were distracted almost a quarter of the time they were behind the wheel.  Electronic devices, such as texting, emails, and downloading music, were among the biggest distractions, accounting for 7% of the distractions identified!

Don’t be a statistic…or a sad footnote to a “New Jersey Fast Traffic” report…

So…do as the sign says, New Jersey!

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Stop Texting NOW…put it DOWN. (Craig Allen photo)

Its just a little…”C-S!”

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