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Distraction Related Driving Fatalities Increased by 8.8% from 2014 to 2015

Published on Dec 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm in Distracted Driving.

From 2014 to 2015, there was a 7.2% increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities.  The 7.2% increase is the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.

From 2014 to 2015, there was an 8.8% increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities involving distraction affected crashes.  The 8.8% increase is nearly three times the rate of increase of motor vehicle traffic fatalities involving alcohol affected crashes.

Don’t drive distracted this holiday season.

Here’s a link to the NHTSA’s driving fatality statistics for 2015.

 

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