Even one distraction could cost you everything
According to recent studies, driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes. Based on these nationwide findings nearly 80 % of all crashes and 65 % of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within 3 seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, eating and drinking, talking on cell phone and sending text messages.
According to data in Kentucky during 2014, there were more than 53,500 collisions where driver distraction was noted as a factor. These crashes resulted in more than14,000 injuries and 170 fatalities. These numbers account for 42% of the total crashes and 25% of the total fatal crashes occuring on Kentucky's roadways last year.