According to NHTSA, between 2012 and 2019, 26,004 people died in crashes involving a distracted driver. While fatalities from motor-vehicle crashes decreased slightly from 2018, distraction-related fatalities increased by 10%. NHTSA also reported that the number of deaths linked to driver distraction was 3,142 nationwide, or almost 9% of all fatalities in 2019. This represents a 10% increase over the year 2018, or 284 more fatalities. The distraction figure was the largest increase in causes of traffic deaths reported for 2019.
Millennials and Gen Z are the most distracted drivers, often using their cell phones to talk, text, and scroll through social media while behind the wheel. According to NHTSA research from 2017, young drivers 16 to 24 years old have been observed using handheld electronic devices while driving at higher rates than older drivers since 2007. In 2019, 9% of people killed in teen (15-19) driving crashes died when the teen drivers were distracted at the time of the crash.
More than a quarter (25%) of all traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment (NHTSA).
29 people die each day in automobile accidents that involve a drunk driver (CDC).
Around 800 people per day are injured in a drunk driving crash and 30 people die (NHTSA).
If a driver's BAC is above 0.10, they are seven times more likely than a sober driver to be involved in a fatal accident (VeryWellMind).
Federal data show young people between the ages of 21 and 24 account for one-third of drivers arrested for DWI (BJS).
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN VETERANS IN THE EARLY YEARS AFTER RETURNING FROM DEPLOYMENT- IF OUT DRINKING ALWAYS CALL A TAXI, UBER, LYFT OR FRIEND AND NEVER DRIVE IMPAIRED
Don’t drink and drive.
Don’t ride with a drunk driver.
Always wear your seat belt—driving, in the passenger seat, or in the back seat.
If you ride a motorcycle always wear a helmet and ride sober.
Mile for mile, your risk of a fatal crash is about 35 times higher on your motorcycle than in your car.
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Volunteer to Educate our Students:
EOS Underage Drinking Prevention Curriculum in your community
Both young and adults are encouraged to volunteer 3-5 hours per week. Easy step-by-step proven process for success in your community. This is for the future of our great nation. The number one age group that continues to lead the nation in alcohol related crashes are 14-24 year olds and second 25-34 year olds. Year after year of doing the research, these are the two groups that continue to lead our nation! We are searching for people who know they can make a difference by reaching out to our youth in your community. Email us at: FADDVADDUSA@gmail.com
MOMENTS OF IMPACT YOUTH AWARENESS PROGRAM
With this program we plan to share a powerful true story of the deadly consequences of drinking and driving to youth and adults throughout California. We are searching for donations and sponsors for us to have another successful campaign with our youth.
It was a nice warm Wednesday, morning, when 1,500 motorcycles and support vehicles rolled out of a parking lot in Rancho Cucamonga, California for a 10 day trip to Washington DC. Their journey is not a fun one but one to bring attention to the tragedy of war and our MIA/POW veterans.
From the shirt I am proudly wearing it states “Freedom Is Not Free” and that is important for everyone to remember. Lets say a prayer for these brave veterans on this ride/journey to Washington DC. For many men and women this is a yearly event they do proudly.
View video below of first group that left, this is the most organized event I have ever attended and probably the most challenging for those behind the scenes who make this Run For The Wall a success, going on 26 years now. Just a great group of people we can all support by donating or buying something at their website. (View More Pictures Click Here)