In today’s society distracted driving can lead to serious repercussions such as property damage, injury, and in most severe cases death. According to driver knowledge, there are nine people a day that die from distracted driving, approximately 40% of all teens reported that they have been a in risky position when the driver has taken his or her eyes off the road while driving to text. In most cases a person texting and driving will increase their chances of crashing up to 23 times. Further, there are 1,060 people a year that are injured from distracted driving. Across the United States, distracted driving has become an epidemic. The causes of distracted driving can be preventable if drivers practiced more responsibility while driving.
In most cases there is always an option to prevent an accident from happening unless you the defensive driver were unable to avoid a vehicle accident in which you were not at fault. There are a few tips to help deter distracted driving. First, you should only use your cell phone for an emergency situation and you should pull over to the safely pull over to the side of the road to make your call. Second, if you are sleepy don’t try to speed to get to your destination faster, rest is best. Third, you should limit the number of passengers you have in your car because the more people you have in your car, the greater the distraction. Fourth, avoid consuming food while driving because spilled food is a major cause for accidents. Fifth, take care of your multi-tasking prior to getting behind the wheel. Focusing your attention on the road as opposed to trying to send an email or type will help decrease the possibility of a vehicle accident occurring.
Car accidents are notorious among teenage drivers which are partly due to them being first time drivers and lack of maturity. According to nsc, the month of May has been named the Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Some alarming statistics show that 66% of teen who die in vehicle accidents did not wear a seatbelt. Also, 25% of teen car crashes involved driving while intoxicated. Distracted driving is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. In addition, vehicle accidents that lead to death can result in the driver facing prison time. Therefore, it is important when faced with being sued or having to face jail time you seek a professional legal advice. There are many qualified and reputable agencies that can assist you by simply answering your questions or concerns.
Some vehicle accidents that cause permanent injury can leave you without a job and you may face a significant loss of income. Therefore, it is important to seek qualified legal assistance in order to help you receive compensation for your loss and or sue for damages. Professional Attorneys will help you fight your case based on who was liable for the injury. Therefore, it is important to seek legal representation by having a legal professional prove driver negligence; so, you can be on your way to receiving compensation.
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