In the United States distracted driving has become a rising epidemic. According to the NHTSA in 2015 alone 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in a motor vehicle accidents caused by a distracted driver. Whether someone is texting, checking email, changing music or talking and looking around, distracted driving can become deadly in a split second.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. At Daggett Shuler, we want to raise awareness by sharing some frightening statistics about distracted driving. A car accident can happen at any given moment to anyone on the road.
The Frightening Statistics according to the United States Department of Transportation (NHTSA):
- Teens were reported as the largest age group to be distracted during the time of a fatal accident.
- Every 8 seconds someone is injured in a car crash.
- It takes an average of 5 seconds after a driver’s mind is taken off the road for an accident to occur.
- Each day approximately 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones while driving.
To learn more about distracted driving awareness and the statistics visit the NHSTA. When operating a motor vehicle please pay attention at all times and do not text and drive, drink & drive or take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.
If you or a loved one is injured in an car accident that was not your fault, call Daggett Shuler Law right away at 336-724-1234. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina Car Accident Attorney absolutely FREE. We will review every detail of your accident at no cost and fight hard to protect your rights.
When you call Daggett Shuler, you will speak with an experienced Winston-Salem and Greensboro attorney at no cost to you. We will investigate every detail of your situation and fight hard to protect your rights. At Daggett Shuler Law, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and you owe us nothing unless we recover for you.
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