Pennsylvania drivers might be aware of the fact that using a cellphone in certain capacities while driving is against the law in many states. One of the essential reasons behind this ban is the statistical relationship between using a cellphone behind the wheel and motor vehicle accidents that result in catastrophic and fatal injuries.
Nationwide, 18 percent of fatal traffic accidents in 2010 were causally linked to distracted driving, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Altogether, distracted drivers caused the deaths of 3,092 people that year. Furthermore, accidents attributed to distracted driving left some 416,000 people with injuries in 2010.