Texting / Messaging and Driving

Drivers are 4 times more likely to crash while on the phone

Many young drivers admit to the largely illegal activity of texting while driving. Text messaging has a detrimental effect on safety-critical driving tasks such as lane-keeping, hazard detection, headways and the detection and appropriate response to traffic signs

Studies indicate that texting and driving is a greater distraction and safety threat than
dialing a cell phone, driving while drunk, smoking cannabis or talking on a cell phone. (See EU document below)

If you’re driving 50kph and look down to text for five seconds, you’ve already driven the half the length of a GAA pitch

Time = Distance / Speed

EU Documentation

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