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
    • The Number of Car Accident Deaths Rose Again Last Year

      While the number of distracted driving accidents went down in 2016, the total number of fatal crashes went up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released USDOT accident data for 2016, showing a two-year spike in fatal traffic accidents that exceeds any swings the US has experienced in over 50 years.

      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 is an inquiry that’s worth examining more closely.

      Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 12 readers -
    • Protect Young Drivers from Distracted Driving

      Many teens experience their first taste of freedom when they obtain their driver’s license. However, operating a motor vehicle comes with many responsibilities, not the least of which is to ensure you exercise caution when behind the wheel. Teenagers must appreciate that drivers are responsible for a particular duty of care to other drivers and that they must behave responsibly at all times.

      Bruning Legal- 10 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 -
  • G-Forces in an Automobile Accident

    … in the cavities/compartments of your body, they can also endure physical trauma in an accident. These types of injuries may not be immediately apparent, which is why you should ALWAYS seek a medical evaluation following a car crash. An impact could cause an aneurysm, internal bleeding, a ruptured spleen, a spinal fluid leak, and more. These injuries…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 9 readers -
  • Survey Finds More Distracted Drivers in the South

    … Distracted driving is contributing to more and more accidents as smartphone technology advances. Drivers in the southern United States are more likely to be involved in accidents linked to distracted driving, according to research. More distracted drivers are in the south Everquote, an insurance company, gathered information during 2.7 million…

    Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 13 readers -
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