Car accidents and distracted driving statistics

Distracted driving causes motor vehicle accidents showing it’s not safe to text and drive.

Car crashes are the number one cause of death for everyone in the U.S. ages 1-34 with teens crashing four times more often than any other age group.

Texting while driving causes 11 teen deaths every day, 1,600,000 motor vehicle accidents per year, 333,000 injuries per year, approximately 25% of all car accidents.

Texting while driving is the number one driving distraction reported by teen drivers, the same as driving blind for 4.6 seconds, the same as driving after 4 beers, and is about 6 time more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated.

Texting while driving leads to a 400% increase with eyes off the road, slows your brake reaction time by 18%, makes you 23 times more likely to crash, and takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country.

Information courtesy of: http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com including statistics from National Safety Council, National Hwy. Transportation Safety Admin., and Harvard and Va. Tech studies.

If you or your family, loved ones or friends have been injured in a motor vehicle accident please contact Dugan & Associates, Lawyers Representing Injured People, at 888-99-DUGAN

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