Frederick County Sheriff's Office
Frederick County Residents Against Using Handheld Devices While Driving
I support the proposal of a bill outlawing the use of non hands-free communication devices while driving.
- Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%.
- Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds.
- Drivers who use handheld devices are 4 times more likely to get in a serious accident.
- Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
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