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