Some Facts About Distracted Driving

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)

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