Distracted Driving: A Deadly Epidemic

Chances are you’ve been behind the wheel and seen firsthand other drivers texting. One can only hope that when sharing the roads with a distracted driver they will escape the ordeal unscathed. Unfortunately that’s often not the case.

According the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at any given daylight moment there are 660,000 distracted drivers on the roads.

So why is it so dangerous? When a driver is texting and driving they lose the capability to safely operate their vehicle by compromising their visibility and their concentration.

A distracted driver can easily cause any number of serious car crashes, including:

  • Failure to see vehicles breaking ahead thus causing a rear end collision
  • Drifting into other lanes and side swiping other motorists
  • Striking a pedestrian or cyclist
  • Losing control and ending up in a rollover accident

Any and all of the crash types mentioned above could result in serious injury and even death. By driving distracted the operator of the vehicle is showing blatant negligence. It’s a victim’s right to seek full compensation for injuries sustained.

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