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Distracted Driving

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Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL

Alabama man convicted of state’s first texting-while-driving manslaughter case

Sometimes people are involved in automobile accidents and the use of a cell phone is a cause or a factor in the accident. If you have been in an automobile accident and you believe that the other driver was using a cell phone when the accident occurred, you should take the following steps...

Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX

Are You Guilty of this Common (yet Dangerous) Habit While Driving?

We often think of the inside of our cars as our own personal space and forget that there are many surrounding factors like other drivers nearby. In our personal space we often like to feel comfortable by singing a song or quoting a movie character among other things. Therefore, immediately when we enter the car and start singing or doing other things it’s ok. The real problem begins when we start the car and begin driving.

Laredo, TX

Why You Should Be Concerned About Rubbernecking and Other Forms of Distracted Driving

Rubbernecking is something different than that though. Rubbernecking involves a conscious decision to stare at something outside of your car, rather than paying attention to the road. Typically, this behavior involves staring at a vehicular accident. In many instances, drivers will slow down and even bring traffic to a standstill as they try to satisfy their curiosity and get a better look at the aftermath of a collision. Go here to learn why this is a social and safety issue.

Everett-Bellingham WA

What's even more distracting to drivers than cell phones? The answer may surprise you

Imagine driving down the road and suddenly getting popped in the back of the head with a flying Sponge Bob. Kids are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a cell phone. While it's doubtful laws won't make driving with children illegal anytime soon, here are some statistics on the dangers of distracting driving, plus tips on helping kids learn to behave in cars.

Everett-Bellingham WA

A staggering number of people are on their cell phones while driving at any given moment

660,000. Recent statistics show that's how many people are on their phones while driving at any given moment. Not only is this becoming increasingly illegal by state law, it also means that a texting driver is 25 times more likely to get in an accident. Click here to learn more staggering statistics on distracted driving from Bellingham, WA lawyer Bill Coats. 

Everett-Bellingham WA

statistics on distracted driving

It should not be a surprise to anyone anymore - distracted driving is a factor in one out of four car accidents. Whether its from texting, talking on the phone, using GPS, eating, or parenting, distractions while driving are deadly behaviors. Here are latest statistics on this epidemic problem from Bellingham, WA lawyer Bill Coats