Distracted Driving Facts

May 2023


Distracted driving needs our attention.

Each year, thousands of US motorists are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured due to distraction-related crashes. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help educate drivers and inform better driving behavior.


Three Types of Distraction




When a driver looks at anything other than the road



When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel



When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus

Driver Reaction Time

(additional feet needed to brake)2


Increased Risk of Accident

Distraction Latency

It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5


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