QUICK FACTS

Quick Fact #1

Brain injury is the leading killer and disabler of people under the age of 44 and kills more people under the age of 20 than other causes combined.

(US Center for Disease Control)

Quick Fact #2

Acquired brain injury is 15 times more common than spinal cord injury, 30 times more common than breast cancer and 400 times more common than HIV/AIDS.

(US Center for Disease Control)

Quick Fact #3

40 percent of Acquired Brain Injury survivors sustained their brain injury as a result of an automobile collision.

(2012 OBIA Impact Report)

Quick Fact #4

Distracted driving is cited as a causal factor in 30 to 50 per cent of traffic collisions on Ontario, but is probably much higher due to under-reporting.

(Ontario Provincial Police)

Quick Fact #5

Texting while driving is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time.

(VA. Tech Transportation Institute)

Quick Fact #6

In three seconds, at sixty kilometres per hour you travel fifty metres –┬áthat’s the distance across half a football field.

(Ontario Ministry of Transportation)

Quick Fact #7

In 2012, 83 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions within OPP jurisdiction in which distracted driving was a causal factor.

(Ontario Provincial Police)