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The Sad Statistics On Distracted Driving

Distracted Driver Multi-Tasking

Distracted Driver Multi-Tasking

Despite the grisliest accidents and bloody manslaughter on the streets of our country, over 660,000 drivers will attempt to interface with their mobile devices while also maneuvering through the congested streets and highways. These numbers are startling and showing a rapid increase in careless individuals with no caution for human safety.

While smartphones have given this world an unprecedented advantage for speedy communications and the motor vehicle the benefits of rapid personal conveyance, for some people fast is just not fast enough. Driving and texting don’t mix and if this is not a heeded warning you may add your own figure to these scathing statistics on distracted driving.

General Cell Phone Statistics

The National Safety Council has reported that over 1.6 million car accidents each year are caused by cell phone use while driving.  If that’s not alarming enough, looking into the figures, we find a clear need to

  • This means that around 25% of all car accidents are caused by a cell phone or mobile device.
  • Around 330.000 injuries are caused by the use of cellphones while driving.
  • Texting while driving is even more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • The average attempt to check your text messages is about 5 seconds of distraction. This is enough time to travel the length of a football field going at 55 MPH. A lot of bad stuff can happen in less time and distance, especially at higher speeds.
  • Texting while driving alone has increased the occurrences of driving without keeping the eyes on the road by as much as %400.
  • Of all the activities that driver could participate
  • 94% of all drivers support the ban on cellphone driving.
  • 74% of drivers in the US support the ban on no cellphones in reach while on the roads.

Teen Driver Cell Phone Statistics

  • 11 Teenagers are killed everyday in the US due to texting while driving — don’t let it happen to you
  • According to surveys conducted by the AAA, 94% of all teenagers understand the dangers of texting while driving, nevertheless over 35% have admitted to texting in traffic anyway
  • 21% of all teenage drivers killed in a traffic fatality had a cellphone on which they were texting
  • Teen Drivers are %400 s likely than adults are to be involved in a serious traffic accident or even a near traffic accident while texting on a cellphone
  • A teen driver with a single passenger has doubled their chances of getting killed in an accident
  • A Teen driver with 5 or more teenage passengers is 5X as likely to get killed in an accident

According to the figures held by the DistractedDrivers.gov there ,may be as many as 800,000 vehicles on the roads at any given time with drivers looking at their cell phones. The statistics also mention that teenagers are the most prone to this bad habit. Even those hands-free options work to distract the mind of the driver while they are on the road. Keep your life and the lives of other motorists safe by keeping your cellphone in the glove compartment while on the road.

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