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Friday, August 25, 2017

The Truth & Consequences of Distracted Driving - Breathing Space Blog

Best of bikers at offers a sobering look at the staggering toll that distracted driving wreaks upon society.  Here is but a brief sampling of the information provided:

  • Each year, more than 1.3 million people die in road accidents.
  • Statistics show that in 2015 alone, more than 3,477 people died because of motor vehicle crashes involved distracted drivers.
  • In the same year, 391,000 people received serious injuries due to distracted driving.
  • Distracted driving is among the leading cause of motor vehicle crashes with more than 9 people losing their lives every day because of distracted driving.
  • Well over half of all fatal road accidents involve young adults between 15 and 44 years of age.
  • You increase your risk of having a crash by 23 times just by texting while driving.
  • More than 400,000 people under the age 25 die while driving.

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