According to NHTSA, 20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving. Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashed 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of fatalities in distraction-related crashes.) The under-20 age group had the highest proportion of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes (16%). The age group with the next greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the 20- to-29-year-old age group – 13 percent of all 20-to-29-year-old drivers in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted.
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