Fatal Crashes Involving Distracted Drivers, 2017

 

  Crashes Drivers Fatalities
Total fatal crashes 34,247 52,274 37,133
Distraction-affected fatal crashes      
Number of distraction-affected fatal crashes 2,935 2,994 3,166
Percent of total fatal crashes 9% 6% 9%
Cellphone in use in distraction-affected fatal crashes      
Number of cellphone distraction-affected fatal crashes 401 404 434
Percent of fatal distraction-affected crashes 14% 13% 14%
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.