Did you know?

  • Nearly one in five crashes (17%) in which someone was injured involved distracted driving in 2011. (CDC)
  • Drivers who talk on their phone are four times more likely to have an accident. Drivers who text are up to 23 times more likely to be in an accident than someone who is not distracted. (Federal Communications Commission)
  • Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a BAC of .08 percent. (University of Utah)
  • You are six times more likely to get in an accident texting while driving than driving under the influence. (NHTSA)
  • Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent (Carnegie Mellon)
  • In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 421,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. (NHTSA)
  • The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group – 10 percent of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving. (NHTSA)

Indiana State Law
• Bans ALL cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice drivers (Primary law)
• Bans texting for all drivers (Primary law), effective 7/1/11

Note: Indiana defines novice drivers as all drivers under the age of 18.

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