Text to Ticket, a New App to Reduce Distracted Driving
James McKiernan Lawyers
home1-bg

Call Us First!

888.442.2918
home2-bg

Auto Accidents

Successful Results Achieved in
Over 15,000 Auto Accident Cases

Learn more
home3-bg

Motorcycle Accidents

Largest Motorcycle Accident Injury Verdicts
in San Luis Obispo County

home7-bg

Truck Accidents

Even Professional Drivers Can Cause an Accident

home4-bg

Serious Injury

Over $200 Million Recovered in
Settlements and Verdicts for Victims

home5-bg

Dog Bites

Resolving Cases Quickly, Efficiently, so that You
Can Focus on Your Recovery

home6-bg

Death Cases

Offering Support, Assistance and Representation
After the Tragic Loss of a Loved One

Could the Text to Ticket App Reduce Distracted Driving?

There’s a new app out there that drivers are using in hopes of catching distracted drivers – but some would argue it’s just making the problem worse.

The app is called Text to Ticket. It works like this: when you spot a driver who is distracted by texting, you open the app on your own phone and take a short video. The video must include the driver as well as his or her license plate. Once you are done, you submit the video to the platform. After 7-10 days, your video will be reviewed, and if approved, you will be credited $5.00. The data is then sent to police. Neat, right?

One glaringly obvious problem, though, is that you can’t really use the app if you are driving. Not safely, anyway. So, if you want to be a text message vigilante, you’ll have to sacrifice the wheel and ride shotgun instead.

Texting and Driving Statistics

The average amount of time a driver distracted by a cell phone will look away from the road is five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that means the driver can cross the length of a football field, completely blind, when distracted by a phone.

Other statistics from the National Safety Council:

  • Cell phones lead to 1.6 million car accidents every year
  • Texting and driving is responsible for nearly 330,000 injuries every year
  • Almost 25 percent of car accidents involve distracted driving
  • You are six times more likely to cause an accident while texting than you are driving drunk
  • 94 percent of drivers support a ban on texting while driving, and many of them admit to having done so at least once in the last 30 days

The injuries sustained during distracted driving accidents can be catastrophic, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and fatal injuries. If you have been injured due to a distracted driver, discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Google Analytics Alternative