Number of Accidents Caused by Texting

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How many accidents are caused by texting in the U.S.?

At least 200,000 per year.

Every year, at least 200,000 people experience accidents caused by texting while behind the wheel. This is according to a report released by the U.S. National Safety Council in January 2010. A study published by David Strayer of the University of Utah also found that collision risk when driving is 23 times greater than when not texting.

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