It is no surprise that 80% of American drivers believe hands free devises are safer than a hand held cell phone.
The distracted driving statistics speak for themselves:
• Cause 20% of injury crashes
• 448,000 injuries
• 5,474 killed in 2009
• 3,092 killed in 2010
Distracted driving transcends simply texting or looking down at your cell phone. It encompasses all activities that can affect your ability to focus on the road. If you opt to use hand-less cell phone equipment, you should remain mindful that engaging in conversation may leave you less aware of your surroundings, and at a higher risk of an automobile accident.
It is important to remember the consequences can be deadly. To learn more about distracted driving please visit nsc.org. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a distracted driver, we can help. Contact our experienced attorneys for a free consultation today.