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Distracted Driving Fatalities and Injuries: 2005–2015



Distracted driving involves any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving, such as texting, using a cell phone, eating and drinking, grooming, using a navigation system, adjusting a radio, etc. Distracted driving fatality data for 2010 and on are not comparable with previous years due to changes in methodology.


U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts, Research Note, Distracted Driving 2014, available at as of April 2016.