Distracted Driving in Fatal Crashes, 2017

Distracted Driving in Fatal Crashes, 2017

This report discusses the statistical findings on fatal crashes due to distracted driving in 2017. The report relays data on different age groups and discusses types of distraction, such as cell phone usage.

Key findings

Nine percent of fatal crashes were affected by distraction in 2017 and 3,166 people were killed in distraction-affected crashes in 2017.

Drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 were the age group with the largest proportion of distracted drivers causing fatal crashes, with eight percent involved in fatal crashes reported as distracted.

599 nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, and others) were killed in distraction-affected crashes in 2017.

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