Facts and Statistics About Distracted Driving
Every year, nearly 3,000 people die in car crashes due to distracted driving.1 These are preventable accidents, caused by someone not paying attention at the wheel. If you need another reason to keep your eyes on the road and stay focused, here are four facts and statistics about distracted driving.
Fact 2: Most drivers get distracted, even knowing it’s risky.
As mentioned above, more than half of all drivers are distracted on a daily basis. Yet, most people (87%) know that being distracted, and especially texting while driving, is incredibly dangerous.3
Why? Our culture is increasingly on-the-go, and there are expectations to always be available. According to one survey, a quarter of participants felt pressured to answer work-related calls while driving, either because they thought it was an emergency or they feared consequences from their manager.3
Here are a few other facts about distracted driving:3
The peak time for distracted driving is between 4 and 7 p.m.
Friday is the most distracted day of the week, while Tuesday is the least.
Most distractions happen while a driver is moving at 45 mph.