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This book discusses how it could wait to text while driving

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As the company AT&T (cell phone provider) sees the progression of cell phones, they have seen that many people are using their phones in unethical places. The IT CAN WAIT campaign started to crack down on the idea of texting while driving around the year 2010. The company originated out of AT&T. The mission statement and Focus Of The IT CAN WAIT Campaign: The mission of the "It Can Wait" campaign is to discourage all drivers, young people in particular, that no text message is worth the damages it can cause, including death.

Rigging a car with a red light to alert drivers when to brake, the magazine tested how long it takes to hit the brake when sober, when legally drunk at .08, when reading and e-mail, and when sending a text. The results are scary. Driving 70 miles per hour on a deserted air strip Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman was slower and slower reacting and braking when e-mailing and texting.

The results:

  • Unimpaired: .54 seconds to brake
  • Legally drunk: add 4 feet
  • Reading e-mail: add 36 feet
  • Sending a text: add 70 feet

About 1.2 million car crashes in 2013 involved drivers talking on phones, according to the National Safety Council, and at least 341,000 involved texting.

In 46 states, texting while driving is banned for all drivers. In 41 states plus the District of Columbia, texting while driving has primary enforcement. That is, an officer may cite a driver for texting while driving without any other traffic offense taking place.