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25 Shocking Distracted Driving Statistics

Kiernan HopkinsKiernan Hopkins

At this point, I think most people realize just how big of a problem and how dangerous distracted driving is.  However, seeing this list of distracted driving statistics all together in one long list really can put it into perspective. Going through and reading these statistics proving the dangers of distracted driving and then realizing that millions of people still drive while distracted is a sad truth.

I want thank the people at ICEBIKE.ORG for sending me over these statistics and the original article published on their site that included them.  To read the original article with these statistics, click here.

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  • Tom Everson
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    Avoid use of the word “accident.” The vast majority of traffic incidents are not “accidents.” They occur because someone has violated one or more rules of the road. An accident is unavoidable, When one speeds, is distracted, runs stop signs, etc., their behavior is the cause of the incident.


    • Kurtis Murray
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      So your logic is to replace the word “accident” with “incident”? Many accidents can be avoided, but they are still accidents, no one opens a text while driving and thinks, “I hope I kill someone while I read this text.” or “If only my car will roll while I respond.” They are still accidents, if they are not explain to me what they are, because if they are not accidents someone must make them happen consciously.


      • Rollin Ann
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        They are actually not completely wrong, when one of the drivers is at fault it is actually considered a collision, an accident is caused by something out of either drivers control.


      • Eric Favaloro
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        So if someone drives drunk knowing there is a chance they could Kill someone, is that still an accident. Texting and driving is illegal in my state because of how dangerous it is. If you know the risk and danger and you still choose to do it, how is that an accident?


    • Harry Potter
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      It would still be an accident, despite it breaking the “rules of the road”. Accidents are accidents. (Kurtis has an excellent point)


  • Bob T
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    Bob T Bob T

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    BUT why do NO politicians react to this a DO something about it?


    • Jack
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      Jack Jack

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      Do you realize how many votes would be lost if cells phones become restricted? It would be a political in-correct move by the government whose members who are only interested in getting re-elected. Banning guns in any way would get votes, restricting cell phones would lose votes.


    • JO ANN RICHARDS
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      I agree and why are tickets not given to people clearly on the cell phone while driving???? Give them a hefty fine and maybe it will save lives!!!@


  • Jeff Campbell
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    Jeff Campbell Jeff Campbell

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    Your first comment ◾Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. are involved in road accidents each year. The population of the US is just 318.9 million. At this rate, the American people could be extinct in two human lifespans. This is an astounding number of traffic accidents.

    Is not true since the 2.5 million accidents are not all deaths. The deaths per year is around 40,000 meaning it would take 7950 years to eliminate 318 million people.


    • Erica
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      Erica Erica

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      He never said they were deaths


  • Israa Shehata
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    This is insane! Thank you so much for sharing! I’m currently researching information about texting and driving for my persuasive speech and this article is just what I needed. I highly appreciate it; thank you!


  • Brian
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    Brian Brian

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    Yeah, get a DUI you are treated like a second class citizen penalized financially even if no body was hurt , money racket!


  • web
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    web web

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    gosh


  • Philip Johnson
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    Philip Johnson Philip Johnson

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    Can you please show references for these comments a lot of them are not within range of Federal data


  • Young Metro
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    Young Metro Young Metro

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    I don’t trust distracted drivers.


  • Maureen
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    Maureen Maureen

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    I am so sick about the fact that you are still able to text and drive. After two of my children were involved with a driver who was texting and driving, and they have done nothing. The statistics are there and we still allow it.
    All Secretary of States should be ashamed of themselves


  • Deanna
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    Deanna Deanna

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    Any idea where icebike.org got these statistics? I can’t seem to find a study to prove them.


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