April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Many distractions exist while driving, but cell phones are a top distraction. So many drivers use them for long periods of time each day. Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone.
Every year in the U.S., almost a half million people are injured or killed in traffic accidents attributed to the combination of texting and driving. The statistics are shocking, especially in view of the fact that this danger could be completely avoided. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2019, distracted driving was a reported factor in 8.5% of fatal motor vehicle crashes.
Texting can make vehicle accidents 23 times more likely to happen.