Distracted Driving Education

Distracted Driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distraction include:
  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player or MP3 player

The Faces of Distracted Driving

Watch the personal stories from families effected by a distracted driver (CLICK HERE). These messages can be shared and talked about with your family and friends.

Fast Facts Statistics

    2014 2013 2012
# of People Killed by
Distracted Drivers
3,179 3,154 3,328
# of People Injured by
Distracted Driers
431,000 424,000 421,000

By the Numbers

  • 169.3 billion - the number of text messages sent in the US every month (as of December, 2014, including PR, the Territories, and Guam).
  • 10% - the number of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes that were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.  
    This age group has the largest population of drivers who were distracted.
  • 5 seconds - the average time your eyes are off the road while texting.  When traveling at 55 mph, that is enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded!
  • $37 billion dollars - the estimated annual cost from alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes.