How many crashes are caused by distracted driving?

According to information collected by the Michigan State Police, Battle Creek is in the top 50 Michigan communities with the most distracted driving crashes. Battle Creek had 126 vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving in 2017. That is 8 percent of all crashes in Battle Creek, according to police.

Statewide, there were 7,516 crashes involving distracted driving in 2015, resulting in 28 deaths and 3,472 injuries. Of these, a cell phone was involved in 753 crashes, with three deaths and 251 injuries.

This was up from 5,353 such crashes in 2014, resulting in 14 deaths and 2,401 injuries.

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1. What is the distracted driving ordinance?
2. Where is this law in effect?
3. When does the law take effect?
4. Isn't there a state law about texting while driving?
5. Do any other cities have a distracted driving law?
6. Why did the city create this ordinance?
7. Can I talk on my cell phone hands-free?
8. I am an amateur radio operator. Can I use my radio?
9. What about emergency situations? Can I use my phone then?
10. How often will this law be enforced?
11. Can police officers use their phones?
12. How many crashes are caused by distracted driving?
13. What is the fine for a distracted driving ticket?