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Distracted driving is a significant problem in Florida and throughout the country. Every year, distracted driving – which includes texting while driving – causes hundreds of thousands of car crashes and injuries – and thousands of deaths.

 

Distracted Driving Statistics are Compelling

 

According to data provided by Distraction.gov, the official government website, distracted driving statistics are shocking:

 

  • 3,154 deaths
  • 424,000 injuries
  • Drivers who engage in visual or manual behaviors such as reaching for a phone are 3 times more likely to get into a crash than drivers who do not
  • 27% of distracted driving fatalities