AN ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE TRAFFIC SAFETY INITIATIVE
Distracted Driving Statistics
Each day, 10 people are killed in distracted driving crashes – contributing to the 37,000, according to NHTSA. Many drivers operate on a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ mentality about distracted driving.
According to a recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, nearly 80% of drivers believe texting while driving poses a significant danger, yet 35% report doing so regularly.
Drivers killed in distracted driving crashes every day
People killed in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2016
People who report regularly texting while driving
Through these partnerships, Illinois’ Distracted Driving Awareness Week is held annually the last week of April as a week when Illinois’ police, safety, transportation, and driver education organizations work together to help stem the problem of distracted driving.
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