Distracted Driving Goes Beyond Texting
While a number of factors can lead to a crash (e.g., impaired driving, poor road conditions, and adverse weather) distracted driving is a common, preventable cause of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from driving.
In 2019, distracted driving killed 3,142 people – up 10% from 2018. Despite young drivers seemingly being more prone to using their phones while driving, distracted driving effects everyone. According to NHTSA research from 2017, drivers 16 to 24