Sending a quick text every now and then while on the road may seem harmless to some, but you know distracted driving puts your employees and your business at risk. Data clearly shows this hazardous behavior is on the rise, causing losses and suffering along with insurance cost hikes.
- When it comes to crashes, 10% of fatal crashes, 18% of injury crashes and 16% of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
- Every day there are 8 deaths and 1,161 injuries die to distracted driving - that's almost 3,000 deaths and 425,000 injuries a year.
Inexperienced Driver Data
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leadinig cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds and, in 2012, 10% of all drivers in that age group involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of impact.
- Highway safety experts blame inattentive - or distracted - driving for 80% of all car accidents. Just a few seconds of additional road awareness could potentially eliminate the majority of crashes.