“Texting bans have not reduced crashes at all”

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Driving Distractions

I read an article today about the possibility that the multiple states ban on texting while driving is not working.   The Highway Loss Data Institute has done some research that indicates that the bans might actually increase the risk for drivers despite the laws.
This might be somewhat misleading as simple intuition would tell you that IF you didn’t text while driving, the stats would show differently.

There is no question that the distracted driving topic has garnered tremendous interest over the past few years and driving safety is as important as it ever has been.  Corporate driver training courses and defensive driving courses have added larger sections covering this very topic.  However, what the HLDI study found is that more and more accidents are occurring because of the possibility that drivers were even more distracted by their own efforts to conceal their texting from  view to avoid possible law enforcement.

Lets face facts.  Texting while driving is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.  If its necessary to look at or respond to a text, please, for the safety of other drivers, pull over and find a place to stop before texting.

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 110834 ratings and reviews.

Ananstacia Tucker TX, united states
Fast!!! So easy to get started.
Randall Cox Texas, united states
Great course. Very professional and easy to understand.
Anna Morse united states
Easy enough!
Melissa Hebert None, united states
Quick and easy
Breuna Preston None, united states
Good and quick
Alexandria Regan None, united states
very easy
Kristin Baughman-Walthall None, united states
Easy and quick
Darian Flores TX, United States
It's great
breanna tillery TX, United States
Very informative, simple to use
Ray Ernst united states
Great!
Isabel Ortiz Texas, united states
Great
nicolas nicodemus None, united states
super easy to navigate
Mckenna Ayers None, united states
Very Easy to follow
Madison Dubose None, united states
Very easy to use
Nolan Mccall None, united states
love
lydia hartsell None, united states
easy
Fred Casillas None, united states
It has been quick and easy
William Graves None, united states
Quick and really easy.
Ryan Miller TX, United States
Great experience easy to maneuver and use
Fraylon Gutierrez TX, United States
Easy and simple I would refer to any and everyone.
Lisa Novotny None, united states
Easy
Thomas Ditzer None, united states
quick & easy
James Mathis None, united states
Easyyy peasyyyyy
Nathan Lenz None, united states
Easy to use, quick to sign up, and the website is user friendly!
William Sutton
Easy to use
Samantha Smith
I have used this site for about 10 years! It is efficient and painless process!!
Leonard Dillon
Easy
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course