April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving.
I’ve written several articles and blog posts about the dangers of distracted driving. However, unfortunately, distracted driving is still a deadly problem across the country, and the statistics about the toll it is taking are alarming.
Here are just a few of the horrible statistics surrounding distracted driving:
- In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving-related wrecks;
- 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015;
- Using a cell phone while driving caused an estimated 1.5 million car accidents in the U.S. in 2018 according to the National Safety Council;
- Texting while driving is a contributing cause in 25% of all car accidents – resulting in almost 400,000 physical injuries; and
- Texting while driving causes five times as many accidents than drunk driving;
One big thing each of us can do to this distracted driving awareness month to do our part in ending distracted driving is to play an active role in keeping our roads safe by committing to yourself and your loved ones that you will eliminate distractions while driving. Here’s the link to the National Safety Council’s website where you can take the pledge. https://safety.nsc.org/ddam-pledge
If you are a loved one was injured as a result of a distracted, contact me. I fight to ensure that my clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries and will guide you through your case from beginning to end.