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

    … 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents last year, which was a 9% rise over 2015’s numbers and the highest number of recorded pedestrian deaths since 1990. Additionally, at least 5,286 motorcyclists also lost their lives in 2016; a 5.1% increase from 2015. There was also a 4.6% uptick in fatalities involving those not wearing seat…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 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 -
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