Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving—all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. To highlight this risk, the National Safety Council has declared April as “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.”
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. One of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.