Distracted Driving is responsible for 8,000 crashes every day!
"I never saw him!" is one of the most common excuses heard after a collision. Was the other vehicle invisible? Virtually all collisions involve inattention on the part of one or both drivers. Inattention can involve many things, some of which are daydreaming, distractions, sleepiness, fatigue, "highway hypnosis," eating or drinking, talking, cell phones, bluetooths, and the like.
Such distractions are estimated to be a factor in 25-50% of all traffic crashes - or up to 8,000 crashes every day. A 2006 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put the numbers even higher – 80% of all collisions are the result of drivers not paying full attention to the task at hand.