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Texting While Driving: How Far Do You Go?

Last updated on April 15, 2019 at 02:03 pm

How far do you go if you’re texting while driving? It might be farther than you think and that’s what makes it dangerous.

Time and time again, Plymouth Rock surveys have found that texting and driving is a serious concern for drivers. Did you know that five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road when you text and drive*?

  • 55 mph x 5,280 (feet in one mile) = 290,400 feet/hour
  • 290,400/60 (minutes per hour) = 4,840 feet/minute
  • 4,840/60 (seconds per minute) = 80.6 feet/second

There are 300 feet in a football field. At 55 mph, you travel 403 feet in five seconds.

At 80 mph, you travel nearly two football fields in five seconds.

Do the math. It’s scary. Fight distracted driving by staying focused on the road 100% of the time you’re behind the wheel.

*According to, the official government website for distracted driving.

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