Wednesday, February 03, 2020
An alarming number of traffic crashes are linked to driving while distracted, including the use of cell phones while driving, resulting in injury and loss of life. Here are some National Statistics that will help give your more focus:
- More than nine percent of fatal crashes in the United States in the past seven years involved a distracted driver, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- More than 2,800 people were killed as a result of distracted driving in 2018, the last year for data reported by the NHTSA
- An estimated 400,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers in 2018
- A National Occupant Protection Use Survey reports that handheld cell phone use continues to be highest among 16 to 24 year old drivers
Our mission is to make all of your trips across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway safe and timely. Please help us by reporting any texting and driving on the bridge by calling Causeway Dispatch at 504-835-3116 (or *CP).