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2017/01/10 - Distracted Driving Accidents On The Rise–Know the Risks

Ever wonder why we see and read about so many incidents of horrific, yet preventable, car accidents in the news lately? One reason may well be the increase in distracted driving. Statistics show that out of all 15-19 year olds involved in fatal car accidents, 10% were classified as distracted drivers at the time of the crash, according to the US Department of Transportation¬†(US DOT). In fact, in July 2016, the National Highway Safety Administration published a report citing car crashes as the number 1 cause of death for 16-24 year olds for the years 2012-2014.¬†While fatal car accidents have been removed from the top ten causes of death in the United States in 2014, car accidents remain the 13th leading cause of death. Read more…