KEY FACTS AND STATISTICS 

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 3,170 people were killed and 431,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2014.
     
  • Teen drivers (15-19) has the largest proportion of drivers involved in fatal crashes.  Ten percent of all drivers in this age group involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
     
  • Drivers in their 20’s were 27 percent of the drivers who were distracted in fatal crashes and 38 percent of drivers in this age group were using cell phones in fatal crashes.
     
  •  The U.S. Department of Transportation says that since 2010 during daylight hours approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving.
     
  • The wireless telephone industry association reports that in December of 2015 there were more than 176 billion text and multimedia messages sent each month.
     
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 3,170 people were killed and 431,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2014. 
  • Teen drivers (15-19) has the largest proportion of drivers involved in fatal crashes.  Ten percent of all drivers in this age group involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.

  • Drivers in their 20’s were 27 percent of the drivers who were distracted in fatal crashes and 38 percent of drivers in this age group were using cell phones in fatal crashes.
     
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation says that since 2010 during daylight hours approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving.
     
  • The wireless telephone industry association reports that in December of 2015 there were more than 176 billion text and multimedia messages sent each month.