CDC highlights strategies to address distracted driving   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new fact sheet that addresses promising strategies that are being used to reduce distracted driving, including high-visibility enforcement and passenger limits for young drivers.

CDC has also updated its state-based fact sheets on the cost of crash deaths. It says, “The cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with motor vehicle traffic deaths exceeded $55 billion for crashes that occurred in 2018. While these numbers are concerning, there are proven strategies that can help prevent motor vehicle injuries and deaths and reduce these costs.”

CDC points out that, “Each day in the United States, about eight people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. In 2018, 2,841 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. This was almost eight percent of crash deaths that year.”

CDC ‘Distracted Driving in the United States’ Fact Sheet

CDC ‘Motor Vehicle Cash Deaths: Costly But Preventable/Georgia’ Fact Sheet

CDC ‘State-Specific Costs of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths’ Web Page