Young drivers, under age 20, not only are avid text message users, they make up 27 percent of the drivers in fatal crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.
During daylight hours, about 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or manipulating other electronic devices every moment. This alone can be the cause of increasing the risks of becoming involved in an auto accident by 3 times over the normal risk probability.
Texting can make vehicle accidents 23 times more likely to happen. This is because there are distractions that occur from texting that outweigh other types of activities like talking with a passenger. Texting, by its very nature, involves at least three separate physical/mental actions, all of which take attention away from the road ahead and potential driving hazards.