Research has been done showing that the amount of vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving is increasing in the state of Wisconsin, which is a reflection of the world as a whole. For example, in 2015, 24,000 accidents occurred involving distracted driving, compared to 22,200 accidents in 2014. This statistic is increasing as the advances in technology increase. The use of cell phones by drivers is a contributing factor to about 1.6 million vehicle accidents every year. Additionally, texting while driving is a cause of 25% of vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, within a month, around 87% of drivers carried out one or more actions that were risky while they were operating a vehicle.
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