Texting and Driving is the New Addiction

Texting and Driving is the New Addiction

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By now, we all know texting while driving in the state of Alabama is illegal.

But what if we just can't stop?

Most people will claim they don't text and drive, but we see it everyday-- whether we're the ones doing it, or we're a victim of someone else who chose to send that message from behind the wheel.

So, what makes waiting so hard?

"I think that's the big mystery. I think our society now is wired for instant gratification, instant communication," says Virginia Guy who is the Executive Director for the Drug Education Council.

Guy describes an addiction as "anything you continue to do even though it's causing you negative consequences."

Not thinking about the consequences makes you 23 times more likely to get in an accident, which means we all need to break the habit now.

When you get into your car, there are plenty of options for kicking this dangerous habit. You can put your phone on silent, you can just turn off your phone, or you can even try putting it in the glove box and not worrying about it until you arrive at your final destination.

If all else fails, think about the fine you'll have to pay when you get a ticket, because after all, it is against the law.

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