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Distracted Driving

DISTRACTED DRIVING & TEENS DISTRACTED DRIVING DEATH & INJURIES Nine people die every day 1,153 people injured every day *Distracted driving statistics 2012. DISTRACTED DRIVING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENTS ... and the number one distraction is cell phone usage. #1 DISTRACTION TEEN DRIVERS OVER 80% OF TEENS OWN CELL PHONES They make up the largest percentage of distracted drivers. Older teens more likely to own cell phones Percentage of teen cell phone owners by age, 2004-2008 90% all 80% 70% TEENS RESPONSIBLE FOR 10% OF CRASH FATALITIES 40% 30% 20% TEENS RESPONSIBLE 10% FOR 14% OF CRASH INJURIES 12 13 14 15 Age 2004 2006 2008 Al data tased on toens ages 12-17. Source: Pew Intemet & American Life Project, Gaming and Civic Ergagement Survey of Teens Parents, Nov. 2007 Feb. 2008. N-1,102 and margin of emror is 3. Margin of emor for teens in the Oct.-Nov. 2004 survey is 3% (n1,100), and margin of eror for the Oct-Nov. 2006 survey is 4 05) P Pew Internet WHAT'S DISTRACTING? Anything that takes your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road or your mind off driving. Texting, emailing and surfing the web. CAUTION: DISTRACTED DRIVERS AHEAD 1 in 5 young drivers think texting makes no difference Worse, touch screens make mistakes when texting, requiring even more attention. TEXTING EMAILING Texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. This is the equivalent of driving the length of a football 41% field blind. EMAIL WHILE DRIVING 41% of all teens admit to emailing while driving and 9 out of 10 teens expect an email reply within five minutes or less which pressures them to respond while driving. 5 min CRASH 23X MORE LIKELY More than half of teen drivers admit to texting while driving. Texting makes a crash 23 times more likely to occur. SURFING THE WEB 24% OF TEENS ADMIT SURFING THE WEB WHILE DRIVING Young drivers are more likely to reach for their cell phone. In 2013, 24% of teenagers admitted to surfing the web and checking social media while driving. DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS 41 STATES HAVE ANTI-TEXTING LAWS 41 states have anti-texting laws and yet only 10 states have banned hand-held cell phone use in the car. Cell phone records can be subpoenaed to prove distracted driving as the cause of an accident. Car accidents are among the leading causes of death but distracted driving accidents are preventable. Drive phone free! Texting Bans in the U.S. MT ND WY N -MO KS MO All drivers Busnovice drivens Novice drivers only No curent bans REFERENCES New England Journal of Medicine, Distraction.gov, State Farm Insurance, Nielsen, NY Daily News, CDC.gov, Dosomething.org ellisinjurylaw.com 310.641.3335 info@ellisinjurylaw.com Infographic by rankdog.com

Distracted Driving

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Did you know distracted driving is the leading cause of all car accidents and teenage drivers are most likely to cause an accident as a result of distracted driving? Ellis Law, a Los Angeles law firm...

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