The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) has released a research note presenting Distracted Driving statistics from 2009.

Some of the relevant facts from the study:

  • In 2009 in the United States, 5,474 people were killed and an estimated 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving
  • Sixteen percent of fatal crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving
  • Twenty percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving  
  • The proportion of fatalities reportedly associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent in 2005 to 16 percent in 2009. During that time, fatal crashes with reported driver distraction also increased from 10 percent to 16 percent

The full research note can be viewed here:

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