Fatal Accidents Caused by Cell Phones are Under-Reported [Infographic]

The under-reporting of fatal accidents caused by cell phones.

We can all agree that texting while driving, making calls on the road and cell phone distraction in general is a problem. But it turns out that the problem is worse than it appears.

U.S. News and World Report covered a recent study by the National Safety Council. The study, conducted in partnership with Nationwide, shows that cell-phone-related car crashes are drastically under-reported, and that as many as 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phone distraction. Check out the infographic below to learn more about cell phone use while driving statistics:

If you’d like to read more about the dangers of using cell phones while driving, and how it can be avoided, check out our other posts on texting while driving.