April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It only seems right to address this issue on The Injury Help Line. We receive multiple calls a year that could have been prevented had a driver simply kept their eyes on the road.Car Accident lawyer brooklyn ny
The increase in auto accidents due to distracted driving has risen dramatically over the past few years. Lawmakers are now putting more regulations into action and there are even apps being created that lock your phone while you drive. When the signs on the freeway and PSA’s on TV aren’t enough to stop people from looking at their phones, what will get people to simply pay attention to the road?
Here are a few statistics to keep in mind while your hands are on the wheel (and your phone is in your pocket):Car Accident lawyer brooklyn ny
According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. (source: AAA)
There are now nearly 4,000 distracted driving-related deaths each year. (source: Huffington Post)
9% of drivers between the ages of 15-19 involved in fatal crashes were distracted at the time of the accident. (Source: TeenSafe)
10% of all fatal crashes and 15% of all injury crashes were caused by distracted drivers. (NHTSA)
9 people in the U.S. are killed each day as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver. (DMV)
You are 3 times more likely to get into an accident when distracted driving by manipulating a mobile device (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute).
At any minute amid the light hours, around 660,000 drivers are taking care of mobile phones or other electronic gadgets while driving in the U.S.(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Over 80% of drivers admit to blatantly hazardous behavior while driving, such as changing clothes, steering with a foot, painting nails, or even shaving. (Teen Safety)
For parents of teens, check out this link from TeenSafe on how to talk with your teen about distracted driving.Car Accident lawyer brooklyn ny
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