Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in other activities—such as looking after children, texting, talking on the phone or to a passenger, eating, or reading—that take the driver’s attention away from the road. All distractions compromise the safety of the driver, passengers, bystanders and those in other vehicles. According to the United States Department of Transportation, "text messaging while driving creates a crash risk 23 times higher than driving while not distracted." Despite these statistics, more than 37% of drivers have admitted to sending or receiving text messages while driving, and 18% admit doing so regularly.
Posts about Distracted Driving
    • Teaching Your Teen to Avoid a St. Louis Car Crash

      Teach your teen the importance of driving safely and avoiding distractions. Getting their license is such an exciting time in a teenager’s life, but not so much for the parent of a teen. It is nice that they gain independence and can do things on their own, but every time that they get behind the wheel, there is the potential that they can make the wrong move and end up getting ...

      Christopher Hoffmann/ St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 18 readers -
  • Stiffer Distracted Driving Laws Target Cell Phone Use

    … Distracted driving is accounting for increasing numbers of deaths and injuries on the highways of Georgia. Now, states are bringing in stiffer distracted driving laws to address the problem. A new law in the state of Oregon that went into effect on October 1 widened the remit of distracted driving enforcement. It brings in stiffer punishments…

    Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 14 readers -
  • The Text Message Can Wait

    …. They are developing precautions and safety features to help eliminate accidents. Some vehicles synchronize with mobile phones and allow the text messages to be shown on the radio dashboard or screen of the car. Some vehicles enable voice technologies, the message is read to the driver through the audio system and allows the driver to respond verbally…

    Alexandria Personal Injury Attorney- 9 readers -
  • Protect Young Drivers from Distracted Driving

    …. A leading cause of teen car accidents is distracted driving. Many teens confess to feeling pressured to stay connected to social media on their phones while driving. With instant communication apps like Snapchat, teens may even feel compelled to send a “snap” photo while driving, which can be even more dangerous than texting and driving…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
  • The Number of Car Accident Deaths Rose Again Last Year

    … revealed that at least 37,461 people died in car accidents on U.S. roads in 2016, a number which highlighted an increase of 5.6 percent when compared to 2015 figures. In addition, the rate of deaths per mile driven rose by 2.6 percent for the same period of time, with auto-pedestrian accidents accounting for a good portion of this increase. At least…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • Will the Larger iPhone X Increase Distracted Driving?

    … These days, few events are more exciting than the unveiling of a brand new, beautiful Apple product—like the much-anticipated iPhone X. In anticipation of its release, many waited with bated breath. Along with this unveiling, however, comes a renewed interest in the role smartphones play in accidents caused by distracted driving, which…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
  • Wrong Way Car Accidents – St. Louis Auto Injury Lawyer

    … has come down considerably. Causes of Wrong Way Car Accidents A confused driver or someone who is unfamiliar with the streets in a new town or city is most likely to cause a wrong way car accident. Some other common causes include: Driving while intoxicated Distracted driving, especially texting Driving under the influence of drugs, illegal…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 12 readers -
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