• Cell Phone Crash Data & Under-Reporting



  • Why cell phone distracted driving is severely under-reported


    ​We know cell phone-related car crash deaths are a problem. We just don't know how big the problem is. NSC partnered with Nationwide Insurance to produce a white paper and an infographic, which show how the number of crashes may be greater than we think.

  • Key Causes of Under-Reporting


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  • Key Causes of Under-Reporting

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    • There is no simple way to know whether a cell phone was involved in a crash
    • Drivers in crashes aren't admitting to cell phone use or may even be killed
    • It is difficult to obtain cell phone records
    • Witnesses' memories and statement can be inaccurate
  • The Under-Reporting of Cell Phone Involvement in Fatal Car Crashes

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