Why should we not text while driving?
Of all the activities associated with distracted driving, sending text messages is the most dangerous. A person is 23 times more likely to have a motor vehicle crash while sending a text message than if they were only driving. That number towers over the other activities associated with distracted driving.
What are the negative effects of texting and driving?
Distracted driving can be extremely dangerous and result in accidents with effects ranging from minor vehicle damage to a totaled car and devastating injuries. Increasingly, distracted driving results in fatalities. It can also affect your insurance premiums and even result in fines or jail time if caught.
How much more dangerous is it to text and drive?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than intoxicated driving.
Why you should text and drive?
Transporting other human beings in your vehicle is a tremendous responsibility, on that many young drivers take lightly. Sending or reading a text message while driving puts your passengers’ lives at a significantly higher risk of being involved in an accident while riding in your vehicle.
How do police know if you are texting?
Police could use it following an accident to determine whether the driver was distracted by a phone. Right now, the only way police can find that out is with a search warrant allowing them to download that data. Texting and driving is illegal in 47 states and the District of Columbia.
How many car accidents are caused by texting?
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
Can you use your phone GPS while driving?
Using a Phone While Driving in NSW In New South Wales, a driver can’t touch their phone in any way unless the car is parked out of the line of traffic and the engine is turned off. Phone-based GPS maps can be used if the phone is mounted in a commercially approved car cradle affixed to the car.
Can I touch my sat nav while driving?
Yes, it’s legal to use your phone as a sat nav, as long as it has secure, hands-free access and it does not block your view of the road or traffic ahead. It is illegal to touch and hold your phone while driving, when stopped at traffic lights, when queuing in traffic, or supervising a learner.
Can new drivers use GPS?
GPS and other navigation applications. While GPS technology has been around for a while, GPS apps make it even easier for young drivers to get where they’re going – without relying on anything but their smartphone. Below are five of the best navigation apps for new driver.
Can Class 7 GPS?
The holder of a class 7L (learner) or class 7 (novice) driver’s licence must not use an electronic device while driving, period. No telephone calls, texting, iPods, GPS maps or adjustments, mobile radio conversations, computers or televisions.
Is it illegal to have a sat nav on the windscreen?
WHILE it’s not illegal to position a Sat Nav on your car’s windscreen, it’s not encouraged. But it turns out placing a satellite navigation system on certain sections of your windscreen could actually be a breach of the Highway Code.
Is it illegal to use sat nav on your phone?
Using a phone as a navigational device/GPS while riding is prohibited unless it is secured in a commercially designed holder fixed to the vehicle. All other functions (including video calls, texting and emailing) are prohibited. The penalty is a fine of $496 applies. Demerit points do not apply.
How many points is a ban?
Twelve penalty points on your licence within 3 years will mean that you face disqualification under the ‘totting up’ procedure. If you have 9 or more penalty points on your licence then you cannot accept any further fixed penalty tickets and must go to court.
Can u still drive with 12 points?
You can continue to drive but if you get two or more demerit points during the 12-month good behaviour period, your licence will be suspended for twice the original suspension period. For more information, go to ‘Apply for good behaviour on a suspended licence’ on the Service NSW website or contact TfNSW.
Can you pay to remove points from driving Licence UK?
There is no way to remove the points from your licence once they’re marked – you’ll just have to wait until the points expire (after 4 years), when the DVLA will automatically remove them at the appropriate time.
What happens after a driving ban?
The licence would normally be retained by the Court (or requested by the DVLA) as your licence will also be revoked. You will therefore need to apply for the licence to be reissued which you can do towards the end of the ban by paying a fee to the DVLA.
Do I have to retake my test after a ban?
You will normally not have to retake your test once your ban is spent. However, it is entirely up to the discretion of the court and, in extreme circumstances, your licence can be revoked and you will have to retake your test.