71 percent

of teens and young people say they have composed/sent SMS messages while driving. Source: NHTSA.gov

78 percent

of teens and young adults say they have read an SMS message while driving. Source: NHTSA.gov

U drive. U text. U pay.

Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, we have held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraged states to adopt tough laws, and launched several campaigns to raise public awareness about the issue.

Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America's roadways safe.