NATIONAL—Distractions include cell phone use — texting and talking– grooming, eating, and talking to passengers. People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to die in a crash. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured due to distracted driving.
The NHTSA compiled a list of stats that demonstrates the dangers of being a distracted driver which include:
» People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to die in a crash.
» Reaction time is 30 percent worse while texting and driving. Studies show a driver texting spends an average of 10 percent of the time outside the correct road lane.
» A driver whose eyes are off the road while traveling at 55 mph covers more than the length of a football field in five (5) seconds, the average time it takes to look at a text message.
» In (2014), 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured due to distracted drivers.
» Ten percent of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as being distracted at the time of the crash.
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