There’s no denying the severity of how dangerous distracted driving is. Unfortunately, some of the most dangerous car accidents are caused by drivers dividing their attention while behind the wheel – oftentimes due to talking on the phone, texting, or checking directions on a mobile device. In an effort to increase awareness and reduce distracted driving, check out these statistics:
- More than 58% of Car Accidents involved teenagers are a result of distracted driving
- 47 States with laws AGAINST texting and driving
- 23x Texting and Driving increases your risk of being involved in a car accident by 23 times!
- 40,000 Annual Deaths
- 100 Daily Injuries
Source: National Safety Council, Free Materials for Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Source: The Balance, Dangers of Distracted Driving: Definition, Stats, and Risks for Teens
Source: The Barnes Firm, Distracted Driving Awareness Month: How was Distracted Driving Evolved Over Time?
Source: The Barnes Firm, Texting And Driving Accidents