Per the National Safety Council, more than 90% of all crashes are due to driver error. Many of those crashes were a result of drivers being distracted.
Taking your mind off driving.
Taking your hands off the wheel.
Taking your eyes off the road.
A study by Exxon Mobil of 1,000 drivers discovered that 70% of drivers eat while driving and 83% drink beverages when they are on the road.
Per the National Safety Council, more than 90% of all crashes are due to driver error. Of those, 25% involve use of a cell phone.
Of the roughly 6,500 fatal accidents that occurred in 2010 and 2011 which involved distracted driving, 62% of the accidents involved one or more drivers that were “lost in thought.”
Rubbernecking caused by vehicle crashes and other incidents accounted for 16% of all vehicle crashes, while the total number of “outside the car” distractions accounted for 35%.
Cigarette smokers averaged 12.0 seconds of distraction (equatable to traveling 525 feet without looking at the road).
52% of dog owners have petted their dog while driving.