INFOGRAPHIC: Driving While 'Intexticated'
Cars are getting safer, but there's a new risk on the road: cellphones. If you've tried to use one while en route, you aren't alone, but if common sense doesn't tell you this is a really bad idea, statistics should. According to this infographic by OnlineSchools.com, nearly a quarter of all collisions in 2011 involved cellphones. Texting poses the highest risk, raising your risk of crashing by 23 times. That's because texters often traverse an entire football field without even looking at the road.
Would you drive blindfolded? We didn't think so. Now that you're aware of the risks, it might be time to set that cellphone aside for the duration of your trip. (That text message will still be there when you arrive; we promise.) Still not convinced? Check out some more shocking stats in the infographic below.