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Distracted Driving By The Numbers: Ohio
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 302,307 motor vehicle crashes happened in Ohio in 2015. These crashes resulted in 1,110 deaths. Here’s some more information about these numbers and the role distracted driving played.
The number of fatalities in Ohio in 2015 attributed to crashes in which drivers were distracted by phones, texting, emailing or other electronic communications (2015 Crash Facts)
The nationwide percentage of drivers ages 15 to 19 involved in fatal crashes who were deemed distracted at the time of collision (distraction.gov)
The number of fatalities in Ohio in 2015 in which drivers were distracted by things inside the vehicle other than smartphones (2015 Crash Facts)
The number of fatalities in Ohio in 2015 attributed to crashes in which drivers were distracted by things outside the vehicle (2015 Crash Facts)
The average distance, in football fields, that your car will travel without you looking at the road when you send a text message if you’re traveling at 55mph (distraction.gov)
The proportion of drivers across the country who admit to texting while driving (distraction.gov)
The total number of injuries that resulted from distracted driving in Ohio in 2015 (2015 Crash Facts)
The number of drivers across America using a cell phone or manipulating a cell phone at any given moment during the day (distraction.gov)
The number of commitments you have to make to keep from causing injuries and fatalities attributable to distracted driving. Just don’t do it.
Saying “no” to distracted driving is a bold and impactful way to limit the risks posed to yourself, your loved ones and other members of your community. This message is proudly sponsored by WMC Tri-State Medical Network.