Distracted Driver Statistics for Teens 2013
Fast Facts and Texting and Driving
Has Texting Taken over the Wheel?
Texting while driving increases your chances of getting into a crash x 23.
5 seconds is the average time a person’s eyes are taken off the road every time the send or read a text.
- Over 55% of teens claim it is easy to text and drive.
Yet, teens that do text and drive spend 10% of their driving time outside of their specific lane.
Roughly 50% of young drivers have witness their parent talking on the phone when driving and 27% have witnessed them read or send a text message while driving.
1 and 5 drivers admit to using Social Media, Emails, and Web surfing while driving.
In 2012, 425,000 people were killed or injured in a phone distraction related car accident.
For more information check out our peay journal February addition