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Anti-Distracted Driving

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Know the Stats

  • In 2015, 68 deaths and 15,574 crashes involved Colorado distracted drivers.
  • Distracted driving fatalities are increasing in Colorado.
    In 2015, 68 (13 percent) of the 546 Colorado traffic fatalities were caused by distracted driving. In 2014, 59 (12 percent) of the 488 Colorado traffic fatalities were caused by distracted driving.
  • Distracted driving is a problem across all age groups.
    CDOT found that 37.4 percent of Colorado distracted driving crashes between 2012-2014 was people between the ages of 21 and 34.
  • Preliminary data indicates that in 2015, cellphones were a contributing factor in 17 fatal Colorado crashes.
  • Ninety-eight percent of national survey respondents know distracted driving is dangerous; nearly 75 percent admit to having done it. —Center for Internet and Technology Addiction
  • Eighty-four percent of respondents support measures prohibiting any physical interaction with cellphones. —2015 State Farm Report

2012-2015 Distracted Driver Crash Information

  2012 2013 2014 2015
Property Damage Only 9,296 9,805 10,345 5,292
Injury Crashes 3,872 4,150 4,356 2,058
Injuries 5,705 6,055 6,255 2,911
Fatality Analysis Reporting System: Crashes 72 66 53 63
Fatality Analysis Reporting System: Fatalities 79 73 59 69
Total Crashes: Property Damage Only, Injury and Fatal Crashes 13,240 14,021 14,754 7,413

Note: Numbers in red are values that span Jan. 1, 2015 € June 30, 2015.

*Information from CDOT