Distracted Driving Facts and Statistics, Part Two

More distracted driving facts and statistics can be found here from teensafe.com. It’s important to take a look at them and see why paying attention while operating a vehicle is essential.

  • Distracted driving is commonly referred to as the, “new drunk driving”.
  • Distracted driving has been called an American epidemic and is completely preventable.
  • Distracted driving accounts for approximately 25 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities.
  • Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the UNITED STATES
  • At the time of fatal crashes, teens have been the largest age group that reported being distracted while driving.
  • Americans are driving more miles now than ever before, resulting in more traffic accidents and fatalities.
  • 9 people in the UNITED STATES are killed each day as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • 16 to 19 year-olds are three times as likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than any other age group.

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