The following facts are taken from the U.S. Government's website at Distraction.gov.

  • In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Approximately 424,000 people were injured. THAT IS 9 DEATHS AND 1,161 INJURIES EVERY SINGLE DAY.
    (Note: These are the ones that we know about. Probably the majority of crashes caused by texting while driving are not recognized as such, because drivers rarely admit that they were texting.)
  • At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.
  • Drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes.
  • A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. 
  • 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.
  • Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field BLINDFOLDED.

Check the video below to see how Facebook can kill you.

In May 2015, AT&T published the following results of a survey of 2,067 drivers aged between 16 and 65. Incredibly, 10% engage of drivers engage in video chat and 17% take photos or selfies while driving!