DISTRACTED DRIVING

Facts and Stats

From The NHTSA

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

What is Distracted Driving?

       Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety.

Types of Distracted Driving

 

             

   

TEXTING
CELL PHONE USE
EATING
GROOMING
READING
USING NAVIGATION SYSTEM
WATCHING A VIDEO
ADJUSTING A RADIO, CD OR MP3 PLAYER
Statistics
  • Teen drivers are more likely than any other age groups to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is reported. In 2009, 16% of teen drivers involved in a fatal crash were reported to have been distracted
  • 40% of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that puts people in danger
  • Headset cell phone use IS NOT substantially safer than hand-held use.
  • Using a cell phone while driving- whether it’s hand-held or hands-free delays a driver’s reaction as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent