How many car accidents are caused by texting?
The Texas Department of Transportation issues yearly reports on all vehicle crashes statewide, and the most recent report reveals the shocking numbers of distracted driving accidents that occurred in the state in 2013. Corpus Christi is located in three different counties – Nueces, Aransas and San Patricio. In Nueces County, the Texas DOT reports 970 distracted driver accidents, with 208 serious injury accidents, 195 other injury accidents, and 319 other injuries associated with distracted driving. In Aransas County in 2013, there were 90 total distracted driving crashes, and in San Patricio County there were 370 distracted driver accidents. Statewide, the totals are at a high level with a total of 95,170 distracted driver accidents in 2013.