Impact Dwi A community action and advocacy organization, which puts an emphasis on ending DWI and alcohol abuse in New Mexico.

Distracted Driving

Texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times higher
than driving while not distracted.


Texting While Driving is responsible for:
• 1,600,000 accidents per year – National Safety Council
• 330,000 injuries per year – Harvard Center for Risk Analysis Study
• 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY – Ins. Institute for Hwy Safety Fatality Facts
• Nearly 25% of ALL car accidents

Texting While Driving Is:
• About 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated
• The same as driving after 4 beers – National Hwy Transportation Safety Administration.
• The number ONE driving distraction reported by teen drivers

Texting While Driving:
• Makes you 23X more likely to crash – National Hwy Transportation Safety Admin.
• Is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time – VA. Tech Transportation Institute
• Takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country
• Slows your brake reaction speed by 18% – Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

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References: http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats/