Distracted Driving FactsMay 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
It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5
- For more helpful tips on avoiding distractions while driving, check out 8 ways to prevent distracted driving.
- Know a teen driver? Check out teenSMART®, a driver safety program.
teenSMART®: thoughtful training for teen drivers.
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