Distracted Driving Statistics
- Reaching for an item other than a cell phone (increased crash risk by nine times)
- Texting (increased risk by six times)
- Browsing a phone or reading email (increased risk by three times)
- A driver can safely shift their view from the road for 2 seconds while operating a motor vehicle. On average, to read or write a text takes 5 seconds. In that time traveling 60 mph, the vehicle has covered 440 feet or about 11/2 football fields.
- Reaching for a cell phone (increased risk by five times)
- 341,000 motor vehicle crashes in 2013 that involved texting.
- 40 % of teens say they have been a passenger in a car whose driver used a cellphone in a way that put them in danger.
- 1 in 4 motor vehicle crashes involve a cellphone
- 9 Americans killed every day from motor vehicle accidents that involved distracted driving, such as using a cellphone, texting or eating.
Annual United States Road Crash Statistics
- Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year
- An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled
- Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year
- Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20
- Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person
- Road crashes are the single greatest annual cause of death of healthy U.S. citizens traveling abroad
(ASSOCIATION FOR SAFE INTERNATIONAL RAOD TRAVEL)