More Than 11,000 Crashes Caused By Distracted Driving
Statewide (January 14, 2021) – According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), there were at least 11,123 auto accidents caused by distracted driving in 2020. Of those crashes, 267 resulted in serious injuries and 82 proved fatal.
Distracted driving can come in many forms, including texting, eating, grooming, making a phone call, or fiddling with the radio while behind the wheel. Any type of visual, manual, or cognitive distraction while in control of a motor vehicle can have deadly consequences, including pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
Washington motorists can help reduce the number of traffic deaths in 2021 by committing to drive distraction-free every time they get behind the wheel. Source: WSDOT