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Distracted Driving Deaths & More

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Between 2015 and 2017, the PIA Western Alliance state of Montana had the fifth most deaths per 10 billion miles driven in the United States. During that time period — says a study from the consumer insurance data firm ValuePenguin — more than 1,400 people died in car crashes involving drivers who were distracted.

The five worst states — as you’ll see in a bit — are Tennessee, Delaware, Wyoming, Texas and Montana. They accounted for 31% of those 1,400 deaths.

States — there are 13 of them and the District of Columbia — with very strict distracted driving regulations had the lowest number of deaths. Those states had 25% fewer distracted driving deaths than the national average.

These are the 13 states with the strictest distracted driving laws:

  Connecticut

  Delaware

  District of Columbia

  Georgia

  Hawaii

  Illinois

  Maryland

  New Hampshire

  New Jersey

  Oregon

  Rhode Island

  Vermont

  Washington

  West Virginia

In its comment on the study, ValuePenguin said, “Our study revealed that complete bans on handheld cellphone use, on average, had a particularly strong correlation with fewer distracted driving deaths. In the 16 states and the District of Columbia, which completely ban handheld devices while driving, the distracted driving fatality rate was 44% lower than in states with no legislation or partial bans on using handheld devices while driving.”

Here are the statistics on that statement:

  States with a full ban — 0.98 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  The national average — 1.49 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  States with no restrictions or partial bans — 1.75 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

 

The top 10

1. Tennessee — 7.20 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  Complete ban for novice drivers

  Complete ban on texting

2. Delaware — 3.28 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  Complete ban on handheld

  Complete ban for novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

3. Wyoming — 3.22 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  No ban for novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

4. Texas — 3.00 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  Complete ban for novice drivers

  Complete ban on texting

5. Montana — 2.91 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No ban on handheld

  No ban for novice drivers

  No texting ban

6. North Dakota — 2.74 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  Complete ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

7. Colorado — 2.62 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No ban on handheld

  Complete ban for novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

8. Iowa — 2.60 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No ban on handheld

  Complete ban for novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

9. Maine — 2.25 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  Complete ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

10. Illinois — 2.17 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  Complete ban on handheld

  Complete ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

 

PIA Western Alliance States

5. Montana — 2.91 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No ban on handheld

  No ban for novice drivers

  No texting ban

12. Arizona — 1.97 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  No ban on novice drivers

  Partial texting ban

14. Alaska — 1.90 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No ban on handheld

  No ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

24. Idaho — 1.36 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No handheld ban

  No novice driver ban

  Complete texting ban

28. New Mexico — 1.20 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  No ban on handheld

  Complete ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

33. California — 1.03 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  Compete ban on handheld

  Partial novice driver ban

  Complete texting ban

36. Washington — 0.93 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  Complete handheld ban

  Complete ban for novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

41. Oregon — 0.64 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  Complete handheld ban

  Complete ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

49. Nevada — 0.25 deaths per 10 billion miles driven

  Complete ban on handheld

  No ban on novice drivers

  Complete texting ban

The National Safety Council (NSC) might dispute ValuePenguin’s take that only 1,400 people died because of distracted drivers from 2015 and 2017. The NSC said 40,000 people lost their lives in car crashes in 2018 alone and it believes a huge percentage of that number was caused by distracted driving.

The biggest source of that distracted driving — says the Risk Institute at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business — is the smartphone. To prove that, the institute checked in with 386 respondents who drive at least three-times a week. The researchers asked, “How likely are you use to your phone while driving…”

In parking lots

  Overall — 43.5%

  Men — 40.8%

  Women — 46.1%

  Never — 7.3%

During the day

  Overall — 28.4%

  Men — 27.6%

  Women — 29.1%

  Never — 11.4%

On empty streets

  Overall — 26.7%

  Men — 26.5%

  Women — 27.0%

  Never — 12.7%

While bored

  Overall — 22.1%

  Men — 24.5%

  Women — 19.7%

  Never — 26.4%

In traffic

  Overall — 19.7%

  Men — 21.7%

  Women — 17.8%

  Never — 27.5%

On residential streets

  Overall — 19.3%

  Men — 20.1%

  Women — 18.5%

  Never — 19.9%

At night

  Overall — 18.4%

  Men — 20.7%

  Women — 16.1%

  Never — 21.5%

On the highway

  Overall — 13.1%

  Men — 15.5%

  Women — 10.7%

  Never — 37.3%

In the rain

  Overall — 12.2%

  Men — 14.2%

  Women — 10.3%

  Never — 35.0%

In the snow

  Overall — 7.5%

  Men — 9.4%

  Women — 5.7%

  Never — 55.7%

Source links: ValuePenguin, PropertyCasualty360.com

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