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Distracted Driving Stats to Consider

Last month, we discussed the dangers of distracted driving. In short, any type of distraction increases the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Subsequently, the chance of injury or death also rises.

The NHTSA continues to do its part in fighting against distracted driving, sharing information and advice with anybody and everybody who takes to the road in a motor vehicle.

Here are three distracted driving stats that continue to worry organizations such as the NHTSA, as well as law enforcement officials throughout the country:

  • At any given time during the daylight hours, there are roughly 660,000 drivers in the US using a cell phone or other type of electronic device. With the use of technology on the rise, this number could increase in the future.
  • You are three times more likely to be involved in an accident when engaging in visual manual subtasks, such as texting or checking email.
  • Drivers in their 20s are responsible for 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal accidents.

By sharing stats, the NHTSA hopes to alert people of the dangers of distracted driving.

If a person is injured by a distracted driver, he or she may take the time to meet with a personal injury attorney to learn more about their legal rights.

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