New Jersey drivers may be interested in a study by one government agency that looked at the prevalence of distracted driving on American roads. According to the CDC, over 1000 people are injured and nine are killed each day in the U.S. due to an auto accident involving a distracted driver.
Some New Jersey drivers think nothing of sending a text at a stoplight or picking up the phone while driving. However, these things - especially texting, which requires a driver to take his or her eyes off the road - constitute distracted driving, which is often fatal or injurious. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted drivers caused 18 percent of fatal and injury-causing crashes in 2010. This equaled 3,092 deaths and 416,000 injuries.