Distracted Driving Facts


 

Distracted driving needs our attention.

Each year, thousands of US motorists are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured due to distraction-related crashes. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help educate drivers and inform better driving behavior.

Three Types of Distraction

 

 

Visual

When a driver looks at anything other than the road

Manual

When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel

Cognitive

When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus

Driver Reaction Time

(additional feet needed to brake)2

Increased Risk of Accident


Know a teen driver? Check out teenSMART®, a driver safety program.

Distraction Latency

It was found that it takes drivers 27 seconds, after a distraction, to be fully engaged again.5

View sources

 

Related

teenSMART®: thoughtful training for teen drivers.

Help your teen become a safer driver and receive a discount on your policy for drivers up to the age of 21.

Teen Driver Training