Distracted Driving is a Major Cause of Car Related Injuries and Deaths
According to Safestart, It's no surprise that distracted driving is a major cause of car related injuries and deaths. In fact, it's estimated that roughly 25% of motor vehicle accident fatalities are a result of distracted driving.
A Pennsylvania based insurance company examined data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, which surveys all American motor vehicle fatalities.
The results reveal the top ten causes of distracted driving.
1. Smoking related
2. Moving objects
3. Using devices/controls to operate the vehicle
4. Adjusting audio or climate controls
5. Eating or drinking
6. Using or reaching for a device brought into the car
7. Other occupants
8. Outside person, object or event
9. Cellphone use
10 Generally distracted or lost in thought is the highest at 62%. By far the biggest cause of distracted driving fatalities is a driver's mind wandering for long enough to lead to a collision and someone's death.