According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the following are the statistics for Risky Driving in 2015:

Speeding

Speeding killed 9,557 people in 2015 and endangers everyone on the road.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is when attention is diverted from driving.  Examples are talking, texting, eating,drinking, stereo/navigation use.  Anything that takes your attention away from safe driving.  Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,477 lives and injuring 391,000 more in 2015 alone.  Cell phones have become a large distraction for drivers.  Approximately 660,000 drivers are us cell phones while driving during daylight hours.  Safe driving is when your full attention is on the task of driving.

Sending/reading a text that takes your eyes off of the road for 5 seconds at 55 mph is like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.

Drunk Driving

Every day, 28 people in the United States die in an alcohol-related vehicle crash—that’s one person every 51 minutes. Drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk driving crashes claim more than 13,000 lives per year. These deaths and damages contribute to a cost of $52B per year.

Drugged Driving 

Use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent among drivers on America’s roads, which raises a new safety challenge. While it’s illegal across the United States to drive while drunk (with blood alcohol concentrations [BACs] of .08 of higher) the laws involving drugged driving vary across the states.

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