Concluding the three-part blog The Distracted Driving Problem, the following presents some additional distracted driving statistics that clarify how prevalent this problem is among U.S. drivers. These statistics, which specifically take a critical look at texting and using cellphones while driving, have been put together by various reputable American public agencies, including (but not limited to) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Safety Council:
- Distracted driving is about 6 times more likely to result in a motor vehicle accident than drunk driving. In fact, texting while driving can be as dangerous as driving after having consumed about 4 alcoholic beverages.
- At any given moment, approximately 800,000 American drivers are texting while driving on U.S. roadways.
- Driving while texting is as dangerous as driving while blind for about 5 seconds and can slow drivers’ reaction times by about 18 percent.
- Texting while driving is a distracted driving problem that is especially problematic among teen drivers. In fact, about 13 percent of drivers who are 20 years old and younger and who have been in motor vehicle accidents admit to using their cellphones immediately prior to getting to the traffic accident.
- Every day in the U.S., at least 11 teenagers are killed in distracted driving-related car accidents.
- Teen drivers who text while driving spend, on average, about 10 percent of the driving time outside of their lane of traffic.
- More than 50 percent of teens who text while driving don’t think that this practice is dangerous or risky.
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