Excellent inforgraphic below from AIG explaining the dangers of using a mobile phone in your car.
Worryingly, a series of recent studies have shown that about 60% of people, particularly teens, text while driving. 5 seconds is far too long to take ones eyes off the road.
You can view the full article on the AIG website here.
"We know how impossible it can be to put your phone down. We've got texts to answer, things to Facebook, Tweets to send...However, texting and driving a car can often be more OMG than LOL. It can be a dangerous and deadly combination, but for some reason, we keep on doing it.
A series of studies and articles online show that up to 60% of people, particularly teens, text while driving. Other studies suggests that the average text message takes your eyes off the road for almost 5 seconds which can lead to the slowest break time, often travelling 200 ft before they have fully come to a standstill.
In fact, they say when people responded to text messages while driving, the effect can be worse when driving and over the limit. The numbers back this up, too. Some studies and articles say that of all car accidents involve mobile phone use of some kind. This can add up to thousands of collisions per year that might have been avoided if mobile phones weren't involved.
That's why it's so important to make sure you have proper car insurance coverage for when accidents do occur. We rounded up the info, studies and reports online in a handy infographic below."
Texting while driving - the facts - An infographic by the team at AIG Car Insurance