Is Distracted Driving A Serious Issue?


Distracted driving is a dangerous act of negligence. Recent statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that distracted driving is increasing among drivers.

According to the NHTSA, distracted driving has caused a sizable chunk of accidents resulting in fatalities and injuries. In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in an accident involving distracted driving, which is 10 percent of all fatal accidents.

According to the NHTSA, the 15 to 19-year-old age group “has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted (in a fatal accident).” Of all of the fatalities that were caused by distracted driving, 16 percent or 540 fatalities were pedestrians or “nonoccupants,” as the NHTSA categorizes them.

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