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by Staff Blogger | February 9, 2022

When many people hear the phrase “texting while driving,” they think of someone who is completely preoccupied with texting while driving. They may imagine someone who is having a long text conversation with a friend or family member while barely glancing at the road. And while this is extremely dangerous and describes some people who text and drive, it’s not the only way that texting while driving can be dangerous.

Sending even one text message while you’re driving can be dangerous. According to the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, the average person takes their eyes off the road for nearly five seconds while they write or read a text message. When they’re traveling at highway or interstate speeds, they can travel the length of a football field in that time.

Vehicles need constant small adjustments to be maneuvered safely, whether they’re on rural roads or busy interstates. They need to be kept within their lanes, driven at safe speeds, and slowed down when approaching curves and stopped traffic. Looking away from the road for nearly five seconds and traveling roughly 100 yards for a single text message is all takes to significantly increase your risk of a crash.

Remember—texting while driving is illegal in Tennessee. If you need to send or read a text a message while driving, hand your phone to a passenger or pull over to a safe location. A text message isn’t worth risking your life or the lives of others over. But if a negligent and distracted driver hurts you or someone you love, know that Ponce Law is here to help. Contact our Nashville auto accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

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