The Age of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving is the leading cause of all car accidents. A large contributing factor to distracted driving is the use of modern technology aka cell phones. Every minute people send over 15.2 million texts. Many of which are sent by people driving cars, trucks and other vehicles. Each year there are at least 3,000 deaths due to distracted driving. Distracted driving not only claims 3,000 lives each year but distracted driving is the cause of over 920,000 accidents resulting in over 275,000 injuries.
Distracted Driving is Avoidable
The good news is that distracted driving is almost 100% avoidable. In fact, human errors cause 90% of all car accidents. As a result, distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the top causes of car accidents that occur due to human error. What can you do to stay safe? Stay focused. This can prevent you from causing a car accident.
The Effects of Human Error
Every minute of every day, we are overwhelmed by the constant stream of media. Just imagine how many of these millions of distractions are bombarding the drivers around you? How often do you see other drivers looking down or away from the road?
Nearly 10% of all driving fatalities are caused by distracted driving. Sadly, around 25% of distracted drivers in fatal crashes are between the ages of 20 and 29; at least 48% of young drivers admit to distracted driving; and about 75% of all fatalities occur among young males under 25.
While you can stay focused on the road – you cannot control what other drivers do. In the event that you or a loved one is injured because of a distracted driver, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Gage Mathers. We can help you hold distracted drivers accountable for the injuries and damage they cause.
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