- 2,600 people are killed each year as a result of using cellphones while driving. Estimates are that another 330,000 are injured.
- 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage. This result has been expected to grow as much as 4% every year.
- Talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25% of car accidents.
- 4 out of every 5 accidents (80%) are attributed to distracted drivers. In contrast, drunk drivers account for roughly 1 out of 3 (33%) of all accidents nationally.
- Texting while driving is about 6 times more likely to result in an accident than driving while intoxicated.
- A car driver dialing a cell phone is 2.8 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-distracted driver.
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