Consumer Statistics and Studies

According to the National Safety Council, almost 1/3 of all traffic collisions – a staggering 1.6 MILLION  - involved distracted drivers who were using their cell phones and texting (NSC).  

And, it's not just teens who are texting and driving.  Parents are increasingly talking and texting on their cell phones while their children are in the car, making it much more likely they will model the same behavior.

Consider these worrisome statistics: 
  • Texting takes the driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds.  At 55 MPH, this is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field while blindfolded (VTTI)
  • About 6,000 deaths were attributed to Distracted Driving in 2008, and 500,000 injuries are caused by distracted drivers each year.  With cell phone use even more prevalent today, those numbers are sure to rise if we don't take action (NHTSA)
  • Car Accidents InfographicDrivers who use hand-held devices while driving are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves or others (Monash University)
  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths among teenagers in the U.S. (CDC)
  • 28% of all crashes each year involve cell phone use (NSC)
  • The #1 source of driver inattention is the use of a wireless device (VTTI/NHTSA)
  • 95% of teens driving alone admit to texting while driving (Bridgestone Americas)
  • Texting and driving can be 18 times more dangerous than drinking and driving (Car and Driver)
  • Texting while driving kills more teens than drinking and driving (Cohen Children's Medical Center)
  • 49% of adults say they have texted while driving (ATT)
  • Teens who text while driving spend approximately 10% of their time on the road outside of their lane (NHTSA)
ORIGO® has developed a simple, yet effective solution that can keep you and your loved ones safe while on the road.  ORIGO® works by taking the phone out of the driver's hands and safely docking it, while still allowing the driver to stay connected through the phone's existing handsfree functionality.
 
Recent Studies on Distracted Driving:
NHTSA study reveals that young drivers report the highest level of phone involvement in crash or near-crash incidences

VTTI research shows the overwhelming risk of using a handheld phone to make/receive calls and text messages while driving

NSC finds that at least 1.6 MILLION crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones and texting

PEW exposes that adult texting while driving behaviors can be just as bad as young drivers! 

UM researcher asks students across the globe to go without their cell phone for 24 hours...70% couldn't do it!
 
[Graphic Source: Auto Insurance for Autoblog.com, Source Image: minds-eye

 

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