In relation to a recent campaign in central Oregon titled "TXT L8R
," the Oregonian
posted this article
to encourage drivers to not text while driving.
According to the National Football League's
rule book, a football field is 120 yards, or 360 feet (including the endzones). If someone is driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour, they would cover 80.7 feet per second. Take the 80.7 feet per second and multiply by 5, which means that person covered 403 feet in 5 seconds- longer than the legth of a football field.
It is figured that on average, it takes someone 4.6 seconds to send or receive a text message. Taking your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds would then be compared to driving the length of a football field blindfolded.
This statistic is to remind all of us how dangerous it is to text while driving.
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