Distracted Driving

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Distracted driving is a major problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has statistics for 2011 whereby ten percent of fatal crashes and seventeen percent of injury crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes. 3,331 people were killed in crashes and an estimated additional 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2011. Eleven percent of all drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. To learn more about distracted driving, go to Distraction.gov. There is also a car owner blog on Deadly Driving: A Look at Teen Drivers that contain graphics. A few of these graphics are about seat belts.