A 2016 survey from State Farm found 94% of drivers said they thought texting was a distracting behavior behind the wheel, but 35% still did it anyway. In 2018, an estimated 2,841 people in the U.S. died in distraction-affected crashes, according to the National Safety Council. Teenagers text while driving at an even higher rate and many accidents are caused by this behavior. They’re three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers aged 20 and older.
The graphic below by Reviews.com gives some safety tips you can use with your students to discuss the perils of distracted driving:
Check out the article from Reviews.com that discusses What distracted driving is and why it is even worse at night here: https://www.reviews.com/insurance/car/how-to-avoid-driving-distracted/