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.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool(FIRST), available at https://cdan.dot.gov/.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts, Research Note, Distracted Driving 2019, available at https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/.
Last Updated: September 2021