Driver distraction was a factor in nearly 3,500 fatalities in the United States in 2015. There are many sources of distraction including talking or texting on a phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, and any other activity that takes a driver’s attention from the task of driving. Data currently available on distracted driving crashes is not clear for Tribal areas. However, this is an emerging issue that should be considered in the safety planning process. Policies, laws, enforcement, and educational efforts can all help to reduce distracted driving.



NHTSA, Distracted Driving