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Distracted Driving Fatalities and Injuries: 2005–2015

Notes: 

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.

Source: 

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