News Dec 27, 2016
10. Distracted driving rounds out trucking industry concerns in 2016
Driver distraction and its impact on highway safety rounds out the 2016 list of top 10 issues. According to 2014 statistics, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in all vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
Further, 13% of distracted driving crashes were directly attributed to cell phone use. As such, increased concern about the rising use of technology in vehicles by all drivers will likely result in this issue continuing as a top concern in the coming years.