Shocking Statistics that Show the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Online, Distracted Driving

 
Texting_while_Driving_(March_28,_2013)
 
Distracted driving is a term that has been around for some time now. Since its definition includes anything that takes your mind, eyes, or hands off the road while driving, it is an umbrella term that covers a lot of different misdemeanors. However, in recent years–due to a sharp increase of smartphone use–the problem has only augmented to dangerous levels. Here are some shocking statistics that show the worrying prevalence of distracted driving in the United States of America.

Each year, there are more than 3,000 deaths as a result of distracted driving.

Every day, more than 1,100 people are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver.

10% of drivers under the age of 20 that were involved in fatal crashes, were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This is the most of any age group.

But drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of all distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes.

At any given time, around 660,000 people are using their phones while driving across the country.

What’s more, it was reported this year that distracted driving is rivaling both alcohol and speeding for causing car accidents, and could soon overtake them.

In fact, a massive 1 in 5 accidents is caused by distracted driving of some sort.

Distracted driving is dangerous. There is enough evidence and hard data to support that fact. Only we can stop the problem before it gets worse. Whether it’s organizing your day better, turning off your phone before you drive, or simply leaving yourself a reminder, do your part to fight distracted driving.
 
Don’t forget that you can still enter our giveaway, and win a set of Bose earphones and a car bluetooth kit by liking us on Facebook!
 
Click here to find a course near you
 

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 112879 ratings and reviews.

Rosalinda Orta Tx, united states
quick and easy
Krystal Jackson united states
Quick registration and a plethora of information
Randy Page Jr united states
Good experience
Katy TX, United States
Its easy and informative!
Emir Nasufi None, united states
amazing
Warrick Walker-Williams None, united states
Super easy
Robert Harrell None, united states
Great
Tatum Tx, united states
Awesome
Laila Williams Texas , united states
It was good and easy
Dan TX, United States
Very engaging
Isaias Pesina united states
Helpful
Lauren Taylor Texas, united states
Good experience overall
John Bates TX, united states
Easy to follow instructions.
chloe stevens united states
It's been an easy and cheap experience!
Jose Rodriguez united states
It was quick, easy and very user friendly
Cole Yarbrough None, united states
So far it’s been a smooth process
Jonathan Ruvalcaba None, united states
Everything is easy
Melanie Kaiser None, united states
quick and easy
Sabrina Narvaez None, united states
Great
Kelli Ashton None, united states
it has been fast
John Heath None, united states
Straight Forward
Jennifer Medina None, united states
easy
Samuel Ibarra None, united states
Love it
ryan kempisty united states
easy
amanda lopez Texas, united states
Was very easy and entertaining gave me allot of knowledge.
Kristin Scribner TX, united states
Very happy!
Antrone Harris Texas, united states
Experience was very smooth and easy
Martha Kapparis Texas, united states
Great
Oscar De La Fe None, united states
Cool
Mikayla Davis None, united states
Great
Cassidy Mitchell Texas, united states
It's pretty simple
Cyrus Sarkary Texas, united states
Great
Nicholas Macias United States
It's simple and easy to use
Adrian Morales-murillo Texas , united states
Very easy and understandable . Very informative ...... I definitely recommend it.
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course