Every single day more than 10 people are killed and 1,000 people injured in distracted driving accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving fatalities are increasing faster than drunk driving, speeding, or seat belt fatalities. In addition, more than 50% of all serious teen crashes are thought to have been caused by distracted driving. But what can be done by one person to counter such a giant problem? How can you help end the distracted driving epidemic? Here are some simple things we can all do that could end up having a big effect:
Distracted driving is an epidemic in today’s fast paced and modern world. As technology increases with things such as hands free devices to prevent accidents, new distractions are being introduced. As drivers, we all need to remain aware of the dangers of taking our eyes and our attention off of the road. We should be turning off any device or hi-tech gadget that could detract us – even our onboard infotainment systems. It’s not enough to simply put down our phones – although it is a good place to start.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, the steps you take immediately after your car accident could affect your entire future. At Rector Stuzynski LLC, our Colorado Springs auto accident attorneys have the experience and the resources to build a case that is designed to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. Call us today at 719-578-1106 for a free initial consultation and review of your case.
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