The numbers of smartphone-related deaths do not seem to correlate well with the data. Right now they are mapped at 1.4% of all fatalities in America, but there was a 14.4% increase over the past two years, a 13% gap of change that could be attributed to smartphones. One reason to believe it is linked because, this increase was shown after a ten year decrease and smartphones are on the rise.
- The NHTSA recently reported that roadway fatalities have increased by 14.4 percent after generally declining over the past ten years
- Bloomberg pointed out that the normal causes of drinking or speeding have not dramatically increased, but cell phone use has.
- Out of NHTSA’s full 2015 dataset, only 448 deaths were linked to mobile phones, amounting to 1.4 percent of all traffic fatalities
““Out of NHTSA’s full 2015 dataset, only 448 deaths were linked to mobile phones””