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.
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    …It’s not the speed that causes an injury; it’s the sudden stop. Remember that your body and organs are moving at the same speed that your car is moving. The g-forces involved in a motor-vehicle accident can easily cause catastrophic injuries, damage to the organs, or even death. Today’s cars come with an array of technological and engineering…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 9 readers -
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    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 21 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 -
  • Latest Distracted Driving Statistics Released – St. Louis Attorney

    … the term, “distracted driving” does not simply mean the use of cell phones, it is the most common distraction. Distracted driving relates to anything that takes a driver’s attention off the road. This could mean things as simple as trying to find the best radio station, putting on makeup, or trying to eat a meal. To measure the incidence of distracted…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 17 readers -
  • Car Accidents Involving Millennials – St. Louis Injury Lawyers

    …According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation, Millennials in the age group of 19-24 engaged in the riskiest of driving behaviors. With the increased use of smartphones and other technologies over the past decade or so, distracted driving and its associated risks have become a cause of concern. A number of studies have demonstrated…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 16 readers -
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