Chesterfield teens learn dangers of texting while driving

Some Chesterfield teens got to experience firsthand how dangerous texting and driving can be Wednesday as part of distracted driving awareness month.

Distracted Driving Stats

25,597 crashes, 122 fatalities and 14,722 injuries were attributed to driver distractions in Virginia in 2010.

26,870 crashes were attributed to some kind of driver distraction -- or 23 percent of total crashes for 2009.

29,545 crashes were attributed to driver distraction in 2008 -- and 28,969 took place in 2007.

--Information from Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles