Distracted Driving Facts

Distracted Driving Facts

3,477: The number of people killed in 2015 by distracted driving.

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey)

391,000: The number of people injured by distracted driving in 2015

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey)

The average crash costs an employer $16,500. When a worker has an on-the-job crash that results in an injury, the cost to their employer is $74,000. Costs can exceed $500,000 when a fatality is involved. Off-the-job crashes are costly to employers as well.

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.

(Center for Disease Control, web-based injury statistics query and reporting system – online, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2015)

Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teens during the “100 Deadliest Driving Days.”

(AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Study, 2017)

—60 percent of the above noted crashes involved distraction behind the wheel.

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Motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, and lost productivity. They drive up the cost of benefits such as workers’ compensation, Social Security, and private health and disability insurance. In addition, they increase the company overhead involved in administering these programs.

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

52% of cell-phone owning teens ages 16-17 have talked on a cell phone while driving, which translates into 43% of all teens of driving age.

(Pew Research Center’s “Distracted Driving Report”, 2012)

8% of distracted driving fatalities in 2015 were teens between 15 – 19 years old.

(U.S. Department of Transportation October 2016 Report, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

The majority of 1,000 people surveyed believe using apps while driving is dangerous but continue to use them regularly.

(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System 2015)

9 people are killed daily in the U.S. and over 1,000 injured in crashes reported to involve a distracted driver.

(National Center for Statistics and Analysis Report — “Distracted Driving 2015”)

330,000 injuries happen every year due to texting while driving.

(Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study)

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