May 18, 2022

Data: Statistics on U.S. Driver Electronic Device Use 2014 (Texting While Driving, Etc.)

An eight page report that includes many charts/graphs.

From the Statistical Summary:

The percentage of drivers text-messaging or visibly manipulating handheld devices increased from 1.7 percent in 2013 to 2.2 percent in 2014; this was a statistically significant increase. Driver handheld cell phone use decreased from 4.6 percent in 2013 to 4.3 percent in 2014; however, this was not a statistically significant decrease.

These results are from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), which provides the only nationwide probability-based observed data on driver electronic device use in the United States. The NOPUS is conducted annually by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Direct to Full Text Report (8 pages; PDF) and Embedded Below

Driver Electronic Device Use in 2014, United States

See Also: Data: Statistics: State Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Estimates 2013 (Traffic Safety Facts)

See Also: State Traffic Data

See Also: Young Driver Data (2013)

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