12 Sep The Role of Distracted Driving in Car Accidents (Part 2)
Continuing from The Role of Distracted Driving in Car Accidents (Part 1), the following is some further information associated with distracted driving and how it has become such a hot-button topic for safety advocates and lawmakers alike. While Part 1 of this blog concentrated on describing some of the ways in which this issues has captured national attention and affected the laws in many states, here in Part 2, we will focus on providing some jaw-dropping distracted driving statistics that can help paint a clear picture of the nature of the distracted driving problem when it comes to causing car accidents.
The following distracted driving statistics have been put together by various agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some non-profit agencies, etc.:
- Fatal car accidents caused by distracted driving are on the rise, with the number of such accidents increasing by approximately 2 percent from 2010 to 2011.
- In 2011, more than 387,000 people sustained serious injuries due to car accidents caused by distracted driving.
- Drivers who are younger than 20 years old are the most likely to be distracted while driving, and about 11 percent of all fatal car accidents involving these drivers involved some type of distracted driving at the time of the accident.
- About 660,000 U.S. drivers are using their cellphones or some type of mobile device at any given time.
- The use of hand-held mobile devices can triple the risk of getting into a car accident.
- Nearly 70 percent of U.S. drivers surveyed by the CDC admitted to talking on their cellphones, texting and/or reading emails on their cellphones while driving within the past month.
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