Distracted Driving Fatalities and Injuries:

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Notes:

aDistracted driving fatality data for 2010 and on are not comparable with previous years due to changes in methodology. b2016 Crash Reporting Sampling System (CRSS) estimates for injuries are not comparable with 2015 and earlier NASS GES estimates because of different sampling designs

Distracted driving involves any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving, such as texting, using a cell phone, eating and drinking, grooming, using a navigation system, adjusting a radio, etc. 

Sources:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, available at https://www.nhtsa.gov/.

Last Updated: October 2018