Crash Odds

Drivers who are engaged in the following distractions are more likely to be in a crash or near crash event compared with non-distracted drivers.

  • Text messaging (or texting) on a cell phone — 23 times more likely
  • Talking on a cell phone — 4 to 5 times more likely
  • Reading — 3 times more likely
  • Applying makeup — 3 times more likely
  • Reaching for a moving object — 9 times more likely
  • Dialing on a hand-held device — 3 times more likely
  • Talking or listening on a hand-held device — 1.3 times more likely

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