Video: Texting and Driving
Texting and Driving
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 23:34:12 +0000Texting and DrivingTexting and Drivinghttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/6954816?cpt=8&wpid=2637KOTAlast year. the next iphone update could save thousands of lives. they are implementing a feature that will stop the urge to text and drive. one rapid city officer says this is a step in the right direction. focuses on texting and driving>> nat>> texting noise wise>> according the the national highway traffic safety administration, distracted driving claimed the lives of almost 35 hundred people in 2015. rondeldt>> james rondeldt crash reconstructionist>> james rondeldt crash reconstructionist when you look at the stats, the stats say when you're texting and driving then you're 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash. the stats show that over the last year or so that there's been 21.6 million crashes in the united states resulting from the use of cell phones while you're driving that includes talking on the phone and includes texting" wise>> me and those nationwide numbers seem to be reflected here in rapid city rondeldt>> police "without a doubt you over the years that i've investigated crashes distractions are the primary cause of wrecks and also tickets. crashes that i investigate probably 90% of them are involved with distracted driving." wise>> me but a new iphone update could change all of that. they are adding an feature in ios 11 where you can turn on do not disturb while driving. the phone will not alert you while the car is moving and will even send an automated message back to the person that texted you. it is optional but a good start to save lives. rondeldt>> police "i think that the application is a good idea. it's user operated so if you want to be safe on the wheel then you can put that in the motion. anything that can take your distractions off and get you back to paying attention to the road is a good thing." also if you are a passenger in the car you will be able to have access to you phone. a ticket for distracted driving is a 100 dollar fine but could cost a life.