Texting and Driving

9 facts you most likely didn't know.

How many everyday?

On average there are about nine people everyday who are killed from distracted driving.

How often?

Based on experiments, approximately 1 in 4 people are injured via being distracted by a cellphone.

How many teens are witness?

The percentage of teens who say they have been a passenger in a car whose driver used a cellphone in a way that put them in danger is up to 40%.

The percentage of U.S. drivers ages 18 to 64 who reported reading or writing text messages while driving in the previous month.

33%

Number of motor vehicle crashes in 2015 that involved texting.

341,000 cars

How much using a cellphone while driving increases the risk of crashing.

4 times as much.

Number of seconds a driver can safely glance away from the road while operating a motor vehicle.

2 seconds.

Number of seconds drivers take their eyes off the road to send a text message, on average.

5 seconds.

Age group most likely to send a text or email message while driving, according to a 2015 survey.

21-24.
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