Consequences of Distracted Driving
In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed. 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. While there is no true way of testing for distracted driving, it is widely believed that the numbers are vastly under reported.
During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. Teens were the largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.
Many states, including Virginia, now have laws that restrict cell phone use while driving. It is currently unlawful in Virginia for you to text, email or otherwise manipulate a cell phone in such a manner while driving a vehicle.