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A problem in Newbury and every other part of the world is drunk drivers and distracted drivers. About 29 people die everyday in the united states from being drunk and driving or someone else being drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association in 2016 over 10,000 people died from drunk driving in the united states. There were 1,233 kids fourteen and under that were killed in drunk driving crashes. “28% of motor vehicle traffic fatalities are caused by alcohol impaired drivers in 2016” (NHTSA). The next biggest cause of car accidents is distracted drivers. There was reportedly 3,477 people that were killed in crashes that included one of the drivers or both being on their phones. There were 391,000 people injured in car crashes that includes one of the drivers on their phones. 98% of people that own a phone are on it when they are driving. 11 teens die every day due to someone texting and driving. There are about 1.6 million crashes every year due to people being on their phones, and that number is continuing to grow. “According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. (Edgar Snyder Association)” Out of the 50 states 48 of them have banned texting and driving and you will get pulled over if you are caught by a police man. 68% of people that get into the car while on their phone start the car and drive off without even remembering to put their seatbelt on. “According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. (Edgar Snyder Association)” Drowsy driving is the fourth highest reason to get into a car crash. People that don’t get enough sleep but still need to go to work could fall asleep at a stop light or stop sign. Of people killed on the road at night ? of them are not wearing a seatbelt. Most drowsy drivers are teens that stay up late that driver to school, and adults that work late shifts or extended hours. Drowsy driving accidents happen at night and in the early morning, they can still happen during midday but they are less likely.