Distracted Driving 2014
May 14, 2015
Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Drivers in their 20s make up 27% of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes.
Juries are becoming more attuned to the threat these distracted drivers pose to the public, and are recognizing the costs they are imposing on others, both to their health and general life enjoyment.