Texting and driving: 3 things to think about

If you have a driver's license, you probably understand the dangers of texting and driving. Even so, it's likely that you're tempted to break the law and do this every now and again.

While there's a lot you need to know about texting and driving, here are three points to keep in mind:

  • Texting and driving kills: Every year, thousands of people are killed as a result of texting and driving. This doesn't take into consideration the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer an injury as the result of this behavior.
  • Teens and adults text and drive: It's a common myth that teens are the only ones who text and drive. Older adults, such as those in their 30's and 40's, are just as likely to do so.
  • It's against the law: Texting and driving is against the law in the state of Colorado, and police are on the lookout for drivers who are in violation. If you're caught texting and driving, it can result in serious consequences such as a fine and license suspension.

Even if you never text and drive, there's a good chance you regularly notice people who are doing so.

If a distracted driver causes a motor vehicle accident, move to safety and call 911. Depending on the situation, you'll want to collect evidence related to the cause of the accident. Also, share your version of what happened with the responding officer.

While caring for your injuries is top priority, don't wait to file an insurance claim. This is the first step in obtaining compensation for your injuries, damage to your vehicle and other losses.

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