Recommended Reading: 

The Economic and Societal Impact Of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, released May 2014

Economic Impact of Crashes

  • The economic cost of motor vehicle crashes that occurred in 2010 totaled $277.0 billion. This is equivalent to approximately $897 for every person living in the United States and 1.9 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
  • The lifetime economic cost to society for each fatality is $1.4 million. Over 90 percent of this amount
    is attributable to lost workplace and household productivity and legal costs.
  • Each critically injured survivor (using the MAIS 5 scale) cost an average of $1.1 million. Medical costs
    and lost productivity accounted for 82 percent of the cost for this most serious level of non-fatal
  • Lost workplace productivity costs totaled $70.2 billion, which equaled 25 percent of the total costs.
  • Lost household productivity totaled $22.9 billion, representing 8 percent of the total economic

Canadian Teenagers, Especially Males, Still Over-Represented Among Driver Fatalities by TIRF CANADA & State Farm Canada, October 2013

DRIVER DISTRACTION AND HANDS-FREE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING’ by Traffic Injury Research Foundation, sponsored by Adept Driver® – April 2013

Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile’  by the AAA Foundation – June 2013

Online Resources & Related Websites

NO TIME TO THINK How Technology is Shaping Human Behaviour – Documentary by Road Trip Productions, Oregon, USA featuring Drop It And Drive

National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims – November 19, 2014

Remember Alex Brown Foundation

The Casey Feldman Network

Applied Cognition Lab

Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

Leave the Phone Alone National Pledge

Drive Cell Safe – ICBC

Canadian Council of Motor Transportation Administrators – Road Safety Vision 2010

The Community Against Preventable Injuries

FleetSafer by ZoomSafer Powered by ITI, The Canadian Distributor

Canadian Automobile Association – Driven to Distraction

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

Texting While Driving – Wikipedia

Transport Canada

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – British Columbia Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving

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