Driving while distracted? Know the facts.

Distracted driving usually entails texting or calling while behind the wheel. Many people think it’s not a big deal to take a call or answer a message because they are solidly competent drivers when paying attention.

Know the facts:

  • Drivers are twice as likely to be involved in an accident while texting.
  • Eleven percent of all drivers under 20 years of age who are involved in a fatal accident were driving distracted.
  • Sixty percent of drivers use mobile devices while driving.
  • Seventy-eight percent of young adults and teens say they read messages while behind the wheel.
  • Seventy-one percent say they have written an email or sent a text message while driving.
  • If a car is traveling at 55 mph, the five seconds the driver’s eyes are off the road is enough time to travel the length of football field.
  • Adding an additional activity in a vehicle, like texting and dialing while driving, increases the risk of an accident by three times.
  • By December 2013, 171.3 billion texts had resulted in accidents in the United States.

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