Distracted Driving Stats for 2019: A Quick Look
• 21% of teen drivers involved in a car accident were distracted by cell phones.
• A teen driver with one additional passenger is twice as likely to be involved in a fatal car accident.
• Texting or reading a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for at least 5 seconds.
• In some states, a distracted driving citation can raise insurance rates from $87 to $762.
• According to the NHTSA, 660,000 drivers use electronic devices while driving.