Distracted Driving Fatalities and Injuries



Distracted driving fatality data for 2010 and on are not comparable with previous years due to changes in methodology.

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.


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

Last Updated: October 2017