Distracted Driving Awareness Month spans the month of April and will involve various public safety campaigns sponsored by federal and state transportation regulators. While these efforts are focused on educating the public about the dangers of distracted driving to, ideally, prevent it, here, we will do our part to support these campaigns by pointing out and discussing some important things to be aware of regarding distracted driving.
Understanding these distracted driving facts can help you be more mindful of how dangerous distracted driving is and, hopefully, inspire you to remain as focused as possible when getting behind the wheel.
If you are currently more concerned about financially and physically recovering from the aftermath of any motor vehicle accident, however, it’s time to contact the trusted Littleton car accident attorneys at Bahr & Kreidle. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you and help you obtain the compensation and justice you likely deserve.
Distracted Driving Facts and Statistics
1 – About 10 percent of all fatal accidents that occurred in the U.S. in 2013 were distracted driving collisions.
This is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it reflects the most recent data the Administration has fully analyzed. Putting this distracted driving statistic in other terms, this means that at least 3,154 people were killed in distracted driving collisions in 2013.
The NHTSA has also reported that, in 2013, distracted driving accidents:
- Represented about 18 percent of all injury collisions, hurting an estimated 424,000 Americans
- Comprised about 16 percent of all traffic accidents.
2 – Motorists between 15 and 19 years old are most likely to be distracted at the time of collisions.
While the above-noted distracted driving statistics may be shocking enough, what may be just as disturbing is the finding that the youngest and most inexperienced group of motorists on the roads is also the group that is most likely to be distracted prior to crashes.
In fact, as the NHTSA reports:
- About 10 percent of all of these drivers who were involved in deadly accidents were distracted immediately before the crash.
- In 2013, 244 teens between 15 and 19 years old were killed in distracted driving accidents.
You can read some more interesting facts about distracted driving in the two additional installments of this blog series that will be published soon. Don’t miss them!
Littleton, Colorado Car Accident Lawyers at Bahr & Kreidle
Have you been hurt in a distracted driving accident – or in any type of motor vehicle accident? If so, you can count on the Littleton car accident attorneys at Bahr & Kreidle to help you seek justice and compensation.
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