Nov 09 2012
The Facts Don’t Lie
In 2012 alone, we’ve seen too many accidents and fatalities caused by texting while driving. We wanted to dive into the subject once more to provide some statistics of how texting while driving is still a growing problem. Too many of us say, “I can drive perfectly fine while texting.” Then you get injured, and you life changes forever. These stats were gathered from real people with real consequences.
Texting While Driving Leads to….
- 1,600,000 accidents per year according to the National Safety Council.
- 330,000 injuries per year according to Harcard Center of Risk Analytics Study.
- 11 teen deaths every day according to the Institute for Highway Safety Fatality Facts
- Your break reaction speed decreasing by 18% according to Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
- Drivers leaving their lanes 10% more often according to Clemson University
From the US Department of Transportation
- 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in crashes were reported as distracted.
- Texting created a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not texting.
- In 2010, 18% of injury crashes were caused by distracted driving.