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FATAL CRASHES AFFECTED BY DISTRACTED DRIVERS, 2012
  Crashes Drivers Fatalities
Total fatal crashes 30,800 45,337 33,561
Distracted-affected (D-A) fatal crashes      
Number 3,050 3,119 3,328
Percent of total fatal crashes 10% 7% 10%
Cellphone in use in D-A fatal crashes      
Number 378 394 415
Percent of fatal D-A crashes 12% 13% 12%

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 
FATAL CRASHES AFFECTED BY DISTRACTED DRIVERS, 2010
  Crashes Drivers Fatalities
Total fatal crashes 30,196 44,440 32,885
Distracted-affected (D-A) fatal crashes      
Number 2,843 2,912 3,092
Percent of total fatal crashes 9% 7% 9%
Cellphone in use in D-A fatal crashes      
Number 355 367 408
Percent of fatal D-A crashes 12% 13% 13%

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.