Distracted Driving Additional Resources
CDC: Distracted Driving
Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.
National Conference of State Legislatures: State and Federal Efforts to Reduce Distracted Driving
While existing crash data show that distracted driving plays a major role in the high number of road deaths, legislators rely on law enforcement officials to gather crash data to support further distracted driving analysis.
National Safety Council: Ending Distracted Driving is Everyone's Responsibility
Many distractions exist while driving, but cell phones are a top distraction because so many drivers use them for long periods of time each day. Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone, but when you are the one distracted, you often don't realize that driver is you.
We Save Lives: Distracted Driving
Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes caused by a distracted driver. These are people of different age, gender, race, and walks of life. But do you know what all of these distracted driving (DD) crashes have in common?
They are all entirely preventable.