* Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. are involved in road accidents each year. The population of the US is just 318.9 million. This is an astounding number of traffic accidents. * Of these, 1.6 million have a cell phone involved in them. That’s 64% of all the road accidents in the United States. * 40,000+ people died in automobile crashes in the U.S last year * Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. * Each year, over 330,000 accidents caused by texting while driving lead to severe injuries. This means that over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. * 1 out of 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting while driving. *11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving * Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to get you in an accident than drunk driving. That’s right, it is actually safer for someone to get wasted and get behind the wheel than to text and do it. * Accidents from distracted driving are also driving up insurance costs. The average auto insurance policy has increased in cost 16% since 2011 according to NBC News.
Don’t become a part of these statistics. Whenever you’re on the road, it’s not a time to multi-task. Focus on driving safely and NEVER text and drive.