Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approximately 6,000 fatalities occurred in 2008 due to a distracted or an inattentive driver of motor vehicles. Further, the NHTSA estimated that more than 500,000 were injured due to a distracted or an inattentive driver.

More people are using a variety of handheld devices, such as iPods, or GPS systems, while driving. Texting or talking on cell phones has become prevalent across the nations transportation systems. Thereby creating a potential for increased accidents.

NHTSA’s research revealed that the greatest number of drivers who text and/or use cell phones while driving were under the age of twenty.