Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Nationally 2,841 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2018 (most current data available). Distracted drivers aren’t just a threat to themselves - they are a danger to everyone on the road. Distraction is a common contributing factor in most motor vehicle crashes and near-crashes.
Distraction is more than just taking your eyes off the road. Distracted driving also includes taking your hands off the wheel or taking your mind off driving. Distracted driving takes on many forms; however, texting is one of the most common across the nation.
Texting while driving is a behavior so dangerous that drivers are: