Distracted Driving Facts

April 2023


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





When a driver looks at anything other than the road



When a driver takes one or both hands off the wheel



When emotions dictate driving behavior or disrupt focus

Driver Reaction Time

(additional feet needed to brake)2

Increased Risk of Accident

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Distraction Latency

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


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