While by no means scientific, here are some interesting statistics on the data we’ve gathered so far:
- State with the highest incidence: California (23% of all reports!)
- Second highest state: New York (12% of reports)
- 61% of incidents are female drivers, 18% male, 21% unspecified
- 30% of reports are anonymous
Thanks for the many reports we’ve had coming in since initial launch. New things like this always start small, but we’re picking up speed so spread the word. The reports keep coming in, but make sure you don’t submit while driving!
ReportTexting.org is a non-profit organization aimed at increasing awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, and providing a vehicle to report those incidents to local law enforcement.
Each year, thousands of accidents occur due to distracted drivers, and this number is exponentially rising as the young generation who’ve “always had a phone” are starting to drive.
We are specifically targeting law enforcement agencies and encouraging them to offer more options for reporting distracted drivers. We realize it’s not practical (or even permissible) to call 911 for every instance we witness, therefore thousands of incidents go unreported every hour.
By reporting a distracted driving incident, you’re helping us get started. Phase one is to start collecting data and generating reports to law enforcement and government agencies.
This is a brand new endeavor. Please stay tuned as we refine the process and get rolling.
For our initial start up the process is simple. We will be reviewing all the incident submissions once a month, and generating a report to law enforcement agencies at the State and County level. Our goal in phase one is to begin raising awareness in those agencies that distracted driving does not go unnoticed by the general public - on the contrary we are beginning to stand together against it.
Your submission can be anonymous if you like, however consider providing your name, as anonymous reports simply don’t carry much weight.
We are not gathering contact information, and you will not be added to any mailing lists or other nuisance communication. Your name will *not* be provided in our letters to law enforcement agencies. Providing your name simply allows us to show a count of anonymous versus verified reports.