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This table provides information on crashes, drivers, and fatalities involved in fatal distraction-affected crashes in 2014.
|Distraction-Affected (D-A)||2,955 (10% of total crashes)||3,000 (7% of total drivers)||3,179 (10% of total fatalities)|
|Cell Phone in Use||385 (13% of D-A crashes)||398 (13% of distracted drivers)||404 (13% of fatalities in D-A crashes)|
Source: National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), FARS 2014 Annual Report File (ARF)
Ten percent (285 of 2,898) of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the crash. As a result, this age group is the group with the largest proportion of drivers within each respective age group who were distracted.
Similarly, drivers in their 20s are 24 percent of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 29 percent of the distracted drivers and 39 percent of the distracted drivers that were using cell phones in fatal crashes.
In 2014, around 2,338,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes. The number of people injured in distraction-affected crashes was around at 431,000. Similarly, around 33,000 people were injured in crashes involving cell phone use.
Over the past 5 years, the estimated number of people injured in D-A crashes has shown decreases & increases. However, the percentage of injured people in D-A crashes as a portion of all injured people has remained relatively constant.
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