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
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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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