Did you know that taking your eyes off the road while driving 55 miles per hour, for even one sec means that you will have missed traveling the length of a football field. That is a lot of scenery and roadway conditions you would have missed.
Five seconds are the typical amount of time it takes to engage with a text message.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.
What Are the Dangers?
It is important for all drivers to keep a cell phone out of their hands while operating a motor vehicle.The point of the “Distracted Driving” campaign is to change behaviors while driving and save lives in the process. Across the country, nearly 4,000 people died from distracted driving accidents. The “Distracted Driving” campaign states:
“Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation’s roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor.”
Today, the main draw to using the cell phone while driving is social media. We are all taking part in the social media fad in one way or another. But, operating our phones while driving is distracted driving, and can lead to fatal car accidents.
If you or a family member have been injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, contact a Boston Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for zealous representation. They will get you just and financial compensation for damages. You can contact an attorney by calling (617) 367-2900.
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