How Social Media Could Kill You


More and more people use electronics while driving.
Here’s why you should stop.


How Social Media Could Kill You

Protect Yourself from Distracted Drivers

More and more people use electronics while driving. Here’s why you should stop.

How safe are you behind the wheel—really?

Many drivers think they’re not dangerous, but follow some unsafe practices. See how you stack up.

10: Percentage of respondents in the 2014 State Farm® Distracted Driving Survey who said driving in school zones or construction zones had no impact on their cell phone use

40: Percentage of American teens who say they’ve been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger

11: Percentage of drivers age 18 to 20 who were involved in automobile accidents and admitted they were sending or receiving texts when they crashed

27: Percentage of all car crashes in the U.S. in which some cell phone activity was involved. According to estimates, 6 percent of crashes involved drivers texting, and 21 percent involved drivers talking on their phones.

42: Percentage of young adults who say they are very/somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving

57: Percentage of drivers who rate themselves better behind the wheel than the average driver

80% of drivers own smartphones—up from 52 percent in 2011

82% of American teens age 16 to 17 own cell phones

49: The percentage of Americans who regularly text while driving

94: Percentage of Americans agree texting while driving should be banned

660,000: The number of drivers on any given day across America using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving

341,000: Estimated number of automobile crashes in 2013 that involved the driver text messaging

7,369,000: The number of drivers who have taken the AT&T It Can Wait campaign pledge to delay texting until they’re not behind the wheel (as of October 2015)

State Farm®

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