From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Facts
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and severe injury for teens
- Distracted driving is one of the greatest contributors to crashes and near-crashes
- Teen drivers have the highest incidence of distracted driving, and are overrepresented in fatal crashes
- Sources of driver distraction include cell phones, passengers, electronic devices, eating, pets, etc.
– April 2015 (DOT HS 812 132)
- Governors Highway Safety Association
Information on a variety of traffic safety issues, including driving distracted and teen drivers
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Information about teen distracted driving
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information regarding the problem of distracted driving, statistics on the issue, and what is being done about the problem
Video about distracted driving, facts, and information
- National Safety Council
Information about driving distracted
- AAA Foundation
Traffic safety information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance–United States, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, (26):576.
- Distraction.Gov Research Page: http://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/research.html
- Hosking, S., Young, K., & Regan, M. (2009). The effects of text messaging on young drivers. Human Factors, 51(4), 582-592.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (2014). Eyes on the road: Searching for answers to the problem of distracted driving. Status Report, 49 (No. 8, Special Issue: Distracted Driving). Arlington Virginia.
- Ishigami, Y., & Klein, R. (2009). Is a hands-free phone safer than a handheld phone? Journal of Safety Research, 40(2), 157-164.
http://people.stfx.ca/jmckenna/P100 Student Docs/1st Term/ResearchAssign/KleinCellPhones.pdf
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (2015). Traffic Safety Facts Research Note: Distracted Driving 2013 (No. DOT HS 812 132). Washington, DC: National Center for Statistics and Analysis.
- Tison, J., Chaundhary, N., Cosgrove, L. (2011). National phone survey on distracted driving attitudes and behaviors. (No. DOT HS 811 555). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Tison, J., Chaundhary, N., Cosgrove, L. (2012). Traffic Safety Facts Research Note: Young drivers report the highest level of phone involvement in crash or near-crash incidences. (No. DOT HS 811 611). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety. Administration.