Distracted Driving

Teen Driver

Distracted driving has emerged as one of the key safety issues in the U.S.

  • Driver distraction was reported to have been involved in 16 percent of all fatal crashes in 2008 according to data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
  • The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group.
  • An estimated 21 percent of injury crashes were reported to have involved distracted driving, according to data from the General Estimates System (GES).

From: Curbing Distracted Driving: 2010 Survey of State Safety Programs, Governors Highway Safety Association, 2010

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