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2003-2013 By The Numbers

Regardless of our political beliefs, we can all agree that the loss of life in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past decade is tragic. But ABC News recently reminded us that, over the same 10 year period, we have lost more than five times as many lives to distracted driving accidents on our own highways here at home.

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that distracted driving is a contributing factor in more than 386,000 injuries and more than 3,000 deaths every year.

To put that into perspective, you could fill any NFL stadium more than five times with the number of people who are injured by distracted drivers every year.

To put a finer point on it, in the last 10 years, America has lost five times as many husbands and wives, sons and daughters to distracted driving than to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Jim Curran on Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:14

Although the figures in Ireland show a step backwards last year. We have made great advances in the previous decade; https://www.adidriving.ie/?s=road+fatalities

Although the figures in Ireland show a step backwards last year. We have made great advances in the previous decade; https://www.adidriving.ie/?s=road+fatalities

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