The Increasing Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Increasing Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving On The Rise

Texting and driving is more common than drunk driving and can be even more dangerous. Distracted driving is currently responsible for 1.6 million annual accidents and 10% of roadway fatalities, with incidents sharply on the rise.

You do everything possible to keep yourself and family safe, but cannot prevent the reckless behavior of others. When distracted drivers cause accidents, their irresponsibility is not your burden.

If you been injured or impacted by a distracted driver, the facts and the law are on your side – with legal counsel you can prove negligence, receive compensation for your damages, and send a message to avert future tragedy.

The Dangers Of Distraction

Expanded connectivity has made the world a smaller place, but not always a safer one. The ability to instantly share thoughts, images and info brings us closer to one another, but can endanger those around us. This is especially true on the road. Accessing a text message occupies an average of 5 seconds, which at 55MPH takes a driver’s eyes off the road for the length of a football field…100 yards of blind driving that can change lives forever.

Educational campaigns and legislation target prevention, but not all heed the warnings. A recent survey found that 36% of young drivers admit texting while driving despite knowing the dangers, while ¼ of all drivers use their phones at any given time.