This April, as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NHTSA is again teaming up with State and local law enforcement to save lives and make our roads safer by combating distracted driving through our U Drive. U Text. U Pay campaign.
The number of fatalities due to distracted driving in 2016 was 3,450 people – an increase of 17 percent since 2014 – the number may well be higher due to difficulties identifying distraction-related crashes.
“If you’re driving attentively, you’re giving yourself that extra time you might need to avoid a crash and stay safe. If you’re driving distracted—because you’re on the phone, texting, checking your hair, or reaching down for a burger or fries—you’re robbing yourself of the split second that can be the difference between a close call and a serious and possibly deadly crash.”
Read the article at NHTSA.