6-6 Distracted Driving Fatalities and Injuries: 2005-2011 (Table)

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Distraction-related fatalities

Year Fatalities Percent of all highway fatalities
2005 4,472 10.3
2006 5,836 13.7
2007 5,917 14.3
2008 5,338 14.3
2009 5,474 16.2
2010 3,092 9.4
2011 3,331 10.3

 

Distraction-related injuries

Year Injuries Percent of all highway injuries
2005 604,000 22.4
2006 503,000 19.5
2007 448,000 18.0
2008 466,000 19.9
2009 448,000 20.2
2010 416,000 18.6
2011 387,000 17.5

Note: Distracted driving fatality data for 2010 and 2011 are not comparable due to changes in methodology.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, available at www.nhtsa.gov as of September 2013.