Hearing about accidents caused by distracted drivers and seeing such stories in the news often blurs the total impact of this problem. Here are some facts and figures to emphasize the issue:
• Twenty-seven percent (27%) of the distracted driver fatalities are caused by drivers in their 20s.
• In 2012 alone, 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 were injured in distracted driving accidents.
• The average text takes 4.6 seconds to read or type. At 65 mph only 3 seconds of texting is the same as driving blindfolded for 100 yards – the full length of a football field.
• Doing nearly anything manually while driving increases the risk of causing a crash by THREE TIMES.
• As of December 2012, throughout the U.S. and our territories, 171.3 billion text messages were sent EVERY MONTH.
• Since 2010, at any time during the daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving in America.

It is painfully obvious that distracted driving is a growing and increasingly dangerous problem. It is serious enough to be the victim of a crash caused by a distracted driver and knowing about the risks and dangers from them should reinforce our determination not to take the chance of causing one of those accidents.

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