Distracted Drivers Take Lives

Save Lives – Don’t Drink, Talk or Text and Drive

April celebrates Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving is described as anything that diverts a driver’s attention away from driving and focusing on the road in front of them. Distracted driving includes:

Notable Distracted Drivers Statistics

The highest age group for distracted drivers includes teen drivers who are under the age of 20.  Reasons being that drivers of this age group are less likely to tell passengers to stop distracting them while they are driving and are more likely to text/talk and drive.  All of which reduces their attention by 37%, endangering themselves and others on the road.In 2011, 3331 people were killed and over 387,000 people were injured in car accidents involving a distracted driver.  These lives could have been saved if more drivers had been driving alert and focused on the road.

Tips and Tricks to Reduce Distractions

There are simple solutions to help reduce driver distraction and in turn save lives.

Here are five tips to help reduce distractions while driving:

  1. Turn your phone off while you are driving.
  2. Let your family and friends know that you will not respond to a text message sent to you while you are driving.
  3. Also, pull over to look at GPS devices or maps for directions.
  4. Do not watch videos in your car or in the car in front of you.
  5. Lastly, keep your eyes on the road and music levels low.

If you absolutely feel that you have to take a call or read a text, pull over, park your vehicle and then respond.  Passengers should also take responsibility for safer roads by not distracting drivers and by encouraging drivers to not text or talk on the phone while they are behind the wheel.  Working together to avoid distracted driving can help make our roads safer and also save lives.

Accident Injury Attorneys – Lerner and Rowe

Injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver? Please contact an experienced accident injury attorney.  They help answer your questions regarding insurance companies and compensation you may receive for any damages. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys and their partner offices are located in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana. 

Our office hours range from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we also answer our phones at 844-977-1900 24/7. You can reach us through our online form or our LiveChat service. So don’t wait! We look forward to hearing from you.