You might want to think twice about answering that text next time you’re behind the wheel.
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a new report titled Using Electronic Devices While Driving: Legislation and Enforcement Implications, detailing the rising number of deaths related to distracted driving and encouraging states to enact stricter laws to prevent such actions.
Distracted driving, which often takes a back seat to alcohol- and drug-impaired driving when discussing dangerous roadway behavior, has become a major issue on U.S. roadways in recent years.
In 2019, crashes involving a distracted driver killed 3,142 Americans, nearly a 10% increase over the 2,841 people killed in such crashes in 2018, according to the report.
And those instances only account for situations in which it could be confirmed that a driver was distracted at the time of the crash, meaning the actual total is likely much higher.
“Driver distraction is likely underreported as a cause in crashes; therefore, fatalities caused by distracted driving may be much greater,” according to the report.
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