Types

Manual


Taking your hands off of the wheel.

Visual


Taking your eyes off the road.

Cognitive


Taking your mind off what you're doing.

Using your phone while driving is exceptionally dangerous because it incorporates all three types of distractions.

The Wyoming legislature felt it was enough of a problem that they enacted a law against texting while driving, which became effective in July of 2010. While the law is a step in the right direction, it is still widely unrecognized and very difficult to enforce. We need your help.

  • Fact 1

    Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (2009, VTTI)...

  • Fact 2

    Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (2009, VTTI)...

  • Fact 3

    11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)...

  • Fact 4

    49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving. (2011, Harris Poll)...

For more facts about texting while driving visit www.stoptextsstopwrecks.org