Distracted driving is a huge problem in America, and this activities take the driver’s attention away from the road. All distractions compromise the safety of the driver, passengers, bystanders and those in other vehicles, the reckless behavior claims more lives every day.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, “text messaging while driving creates a crash risk 23 times higher than driving while not distracted.” Despite these statistics, more than 37% of drivers have admitted to sending or receiving text messages while driving, and 18% admit doing so regularly. According to NHTSA, one of every ten fatal crashes in the U.S. involves distraction, resulting in more than 3,000 deaths per year.
Globally, 1.3 million people die in car accidents each year, and between 20 and 50 million are injured. Diverted driving expands these odds, and when you see this video, you’ll be confused by our risky propensities.
- The Foundation’s analysis of data from a 2006 study conducted by Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute revealed that taking your eyes off the road for more than two seconds doubles your risk of a crash.