Last week, I came across a stat that made my stomach turn: Texting and driving is now the leading cause of death among teenagers. At least 3,000 teens die each year from accidents caused by texting and driving, and another 300,000 are injured. That’s 11 young lives every day. A full 58 percent of teens aged 18 admitted to texting while driving. And it’s not just teens, either: Almost a third of adults admit to texting and driving. Think about that—if you knew that more one out of every two drivers you passed was drunk, would you ever get on the road again? What else do we not know about teens texting and driving?
Check out this infographic, and stay tuned—we’ll be talking much more about this trend of distracted driving, and what you can do to help reverse it.
For more information on Distracted Driving, check out our other posts around texting and driving. Did you know there are actually three types of distracted driving?