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Texting while driving increases your risk of crashing by 23 times.

Distracted Driving Defined.

Distracted driving is the act of operating a vehicle while engaged in other activities that take your mind, your eyes, or your hands away from your focus on driving. Distractions may include eating, reading or changing the radio station while driving. Particularly alarming, is the use of cell phones while driving since texting, surfing the web and talking can visually, manually and cognitively distract drivers.

Key Facts.

All facts listed below are pulled from Distraction.gov, or the AAA Foundation.

Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.

In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.

Ten percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the crashes.

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.

Ten percent of fatal crashes, eighteen percent of injury crashes, and sixteen percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 were reported as distraction affected crashes.

Distracting events include "latency". Texting while stopped at a traffic light can negatively affectfull driving engagement once the light turns green for an average of 27 seconds after you've stopped texting.

Did You Know?

Fourteen (14) states prohibit ALL drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving and forty-six (46) states ban texting while driving for ALL drivers. Thirty-eight (38) states ban all cell phone use by novice drivers. What is the law in your state?