Distracted Driving Fuels ‘alarming' Rise in Auto Accidents

America's roads are increasingly dangerous, with the number of car crashes increasing every year and reaching nearly 6.3 million in 2015, the latest year for which data is available, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That's up from about 5.3 million accidents in 2011.The rise in crashes is attributed to several factors, including an increase in driving overall, but one of safety advocates' top concerns is distracted driving. A recent poll supports those worries: A majority of people admitted to driving distracted at some point during the past year, according to a Harris Poll survey conducted for a NerdWallet report on the state of driving in America.» MORE: Your personality may affect -- geez, look out! -- distracted driving  Continue reading...

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