Distracted Drivers In America
Statistics of automobile crashes in the United States. Results are from years of studies including many government and independent research sources.
Input is from drivers who have been in car wrecks and law enforcement feedback.
Allow for a small margin of error. Although we strive for accuracy in certain cases we scaled percentages over a period of years with steady constant growth.
Radios, Buttons, Cellphones & Gadgets
- Picking up objects that fall to the floor while driving
- Distractions created by their friends, family & passengers
- Talking to others and not paying attention to the task at hand
The cause of car crashes for adjusting vehicle controls for age groups 16-35 averages out to a whopping 90% while age groups 36-Over 65 is only 10%
 Over 1 and a half million car crashes yearly are due to cell phone usage.  40% of smartphone users surf social media while driving. 30% surf the net. 1 out of ten use video chat. Source:  National Safety Council  ATT.com
There are so many different statistics about people who drive with their phone in hand it's hard to say what's accurate and what's not. I can tell you from my own personal observation as someone who drives a taxicab in College Station Tx it's happening all day long, everyday.
Almost 70% Of Wrecks Occur in Daylight Hours
Major Causes of Car Wrecks
1 Drivers, 2 Vehicle, 3 Roadway, 4 Atmosphere
Happening Prior To Crash
Turning / crossing at intersections
Ran off edge of road & back on
Failed to stay in proper lane
Severe Injury Car Crashes / Age & Gender
#1 Male - ages 16-35
#1 Female - ages 16-35
Allstate reports for the top 5 cities with the most wrecks in The U.S. for the year 2014. Take notice all are in the Northeast United States, and 3 are in Massachusetts. Weather?
2 Boston, MA
3 Washington, DC
4 Springfield, MA
5 Providence, RI
NMVCCS, NHTSA, USDOT, NCSA, Allstate