32,000 teens die every year from texting and driving. The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), "1 Million Text and Drive Club" members hope to change this tragedy.
NBCI continues to raise awareness about the issue of texting and driving through a multifaceted initiative to educate the general public about using wireless devices safely while driving.
Survey: 43 Percent of Teens Admit to Texting and Driving
A recent survey on the dangers of texting while driving produced some shocking and disturbing results. The survey found that while 97 percent of teens know texting and driving is dangerous, only 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving – and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends. As we near the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers, which fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day, educating your teens about the dangers of texting and driving is something that NBCI places as a top priority. Some shocking trends related to texting and driving include:
Texting ranks as the No. 1 mode of communications among teens;
average, teens text five times more a day than a typical adult;
and When this habit hits the road, drivers who text are 23 times more likely to be in an accident or near-accident.