100 Distracted Driving Facts & Statistics for 2018.
For many, driving is a daily activity, not requiring much thought or consideration.
However, the sad reality is that there are 3,287 deaths each day due to fatal car crashes.
On average, 9 of these daily fatalities are related to distracted driving.
- 1 How many accidents are caused by texting and driving in 2019?
- 2 How many people have died from texting and driving in 2018?
- 3 How many deaths a year are caused by texting and driving?
- 4 How many deaths are caused by eating while driving?
- 5 How many deaths are caused by texting and driving in 2018?
- 6 Is texting and driving the leading cause of death?
- 7 What causes more accidents texting or drinking?
- 8 How many more times are you likely to crash while texting?
- 9 What will happen if you text and drive?
- 10 What are the consequences of texting and driving?
How many accidents are caused by texting and driving in 2019?
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
How many people have died from texting and driving in 2018?
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4,637 people died in car crashes in 2018 due to cell phone use. Including the cost to people’s lives, these crashes were responsible for $129 billion — or 15 percent — of the overall societal damage caused by motor vehicle crashes. This number only goes up after your primary offense.
How many deaths a year are caused by texting and driving?
Each day, 11 teens die in crashes caused by texting and driving. 2.35 million people in the US are injured or disabled by car crashes every year. More than 330,000 of these crashes that cause severe injury are caused by texting and driving.
How many deaths are caused by eating while driving?
NHTSA even said that most near-crashes — 65 percent — involve these drivers. So, while it may not seem like a big deal to grab some food to go, it really is. Every year, tens of thousands of people die in serious accidents. In 2015, for instance, 35,092 people were killed.
How many deaths are caused by texting and driving in 2018?
Using a cell phone while driving caused an estimated 1.5 million car accidents in the U.S. in 2018 according to the National Safety Council. The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that cell phone use while driving kills 3-000 to 6,000 people every year.
Is texting and driving the leading cause of death?
Drunk driving has been replaced and texting while driving is now the leading cause of teen death in the U.S. A study conducted by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York shows that more than 3,000 teens die each year as a result of sending SMS messages while operating a vehicle.
What causes more accidents texting or drinking?
Each day, roughly 9 people are killed in crashes caused by distracted drivers – equating to about 3,285 deaths a year. When compared to the number of people killed in drunk driving-related crashes in 2016 (10,497) that number is smaller, driving while distracted is actually more dangerous.
How many more times are you likely to crash while texting?
Statistics. Individuals who drive while sending or reading text messages are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash than other drivers. A crash typically happens within an average of three seconds after a driver is distracted.
What will happen if you text and drive?
The shocking truth is that texting while driving increases the chances of crashing by over 23 times normal driving. People have a longer response time when they text and drive. On average, an accident happens within two to three seconds when the driver is texting.
What are the consequences of texting and driving?
Monetary fines (which can range from as low as $20 to thousands of dollars depending on what state you’re in); Criminal charges (usually misdemeanor charges); and/or. Jail time (which is more likely if an accident occurs as a result of texting while driving, or if the offense results in injury to another driver)
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