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North Carolina Woman Killed in a Crash While Posting to Facebook

Seriously, will people ever learn not to use cellphone while driving?  I still see a driver driving like they are drunk every 5 minutes while I'm on the road.  99% of the time, it's someone doing something with their phone.

A North Carolina woman died behind the wheel just moments after posting a Facebook message and hitting a truck head-on.

Police say Courtney Ann Sanford texted Facebook at 8:33 a.m. Thursday. One minute later, a call came in about a car crash.

Sanford was apparently referring  to the hit Pharrell Williams song when she wrote “The happy song makes me HAPPY.”

It's a sad story, but she wan't an innocent victim, but rather carelessly contributed to her own death.  Luckily, she didn't take any innocent people with her.  I think it's about time we need tougher penalties for distracted driving at the same level as DUI.

According to a latest statistics:

  • Texting while driving makes a driver 23x more likely to crash.
  • Drivers talking on a cell phone are 4x more likely to have a car accident.
  • Talking on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver's reaction time as slow as that of a 70 year old.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. That is enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Studies have found that texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road.
  • 94% of drivers support bans on texting while driving.
  • 74% of drivers support bans on hand-held cell phone use.
According to National Safety Council Report from 2013, 1 in 4 car accidents now involve cell phones.

North Carolina Woman Killed in a Crash While Posting to Facebook Reviewed by Brandon on 5:35 PM Rating: 5

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