Posted on May 9, 2017 at 11:39 PM
- In 2008, at any given moment, over 800,000 people were texting, making calls, or using a hand-held cell phone while driving in the United States. Nearly 6,000 people were killed because of distracted drivers that same year.
- While teenagers are texting, they spend about 10% of the time outside the driving lane they’re supposed to be in.
- Answering a text takes away your attention for 4.6 seconds. That is enough time to travel the length of a football field.
- In 2009, 16% of drivers under 20 years old were involved in fatal crashes because of distracted driving. 867 fatal crashes were reported to have involved cell phones as a means for driver distraction (18% of all fatal distracted-driving crashes)
- Each year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage.
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