Key Facts About Distracted Drivers
Driving fatalities in NJ were up 6% in 2020 (from 2019) despite there being fewer drivers on the road due to Covid-19.
22% of all distracted driving crashes in NJ are related to cell phone use.
5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road when texting. Traveling at 55mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
49% of drivers under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers. Distraction is a factor in 58% of moderate to severe teen auto accidents.
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