As a continuation of The Distracted Driving Problem (Part 1)¸ here is some additional info that can help clarify the nature, scope and severity of the distracted driving problem for U.S. motorists. While Part 1 of this blog was dedicated to defining what distracted driving is and how it commonly takes places, here in Part 2, we will take a closer look at some distracted driving statistics that have been compiled by various public and private entities, including (but not limited to):
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- The National Safety Council
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Researchers at various universities in the U.S.
The following are some jaw-dropping distracted driving statistics:
- In 2011, distracted driving was involved in about 23 percent of all motor vehicle accidents – or approximately 1.3 million motor vehicle accidents – in the U.S.
- When motorists try to write or read text messages while driving, there are up to 23 times more likely to be involved in a traffic accident (as compared to when they are simply driving and focused on the road). Similarly, drivers are about 2.8 times more likely to get into a traffic accident when they are dialing numbers on their cellphone and about 1.4 times more likely to get into car accidents when reaching for cellphones as compared to when they are paying attention to the task of driving.
Check out the conclusion of this three-part blog for more fascinating distracted driving statistics and information.
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