In 2015, an estimated 2,443,000 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes. The number of people injured in distraction-affected crashes in 2015 was estimated at 391,000. An estimated 30,000 people were injured in 2015 in crashes involving cell phone use or other cell-phone-related activities.
Ten percent of fatal crashes, 15 percent of injury crashes, and 14 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
- In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
- Nine percent of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the fatal crashes.
- In 2015, there were 551 nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, and others) killed in distraction-affected crashes.