Car Accident Lawyers
In 2015, there were 3,477 deaths associated with distracted driving crashes in the U.S. Approximately 391,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a variety of tips for motorists of all ages and walks of life to help put an end to distracted driving. This deadly epidemic has swept through California and across the nation. The NHTSA estimates that during daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones behind the wheel. Whether you’re a teen who recently got a license or a busy employer, the NHTSA has plenty of resources to help you get involved to stop distracted driving.
- Teens: Teen drivers absolutely must make a commitment to distraction-free driving. In addition to refraining from texting and other distracted behaviors behind the wheel, the NHTSA is also calling on teens to speak up when they see a friend texting and driving.
- Parents: The NHTSA is also calling on parents to set a good example for teen drivers. Distracted driving is dangerous, no matter what your age or driving experience levels are. Taking the pledge to never drive distracted is a great idea for all driving-age family members, parents included.
- Educators: Educators should be talking about the dangers of distracted driving too. Fatal and injury-causing crashes involving distracted drivers are completely preventable. Teachers and administrators can help to spread the word about the risks associated with this dangerous driving behavior.
- Employers: Employers also need to talk to their employees about the importance of distraction-free driving. It’s a good idea to set up a company policy on distracted driving so that everybody knows what’s expected behind the wheel. Workshops and seminars can also be helpful.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Accidents involving distracted drivers can lead to devastating, catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Since it can take time to determine if somebody was distracted behind the wheel during an accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury lawyer about your claim after a crash. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident in California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.