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It was about 2:00am when a male driver in his 20's was driving east on Madison Avenue, but was more focused on the burrito he was eating than on the road, and ended up veering into the median, rolling several times, and finally coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of the road. The man was tranported to the hospital, though his injuries were described as minor. Investigators also believe that the man was going over the speed limit when he crashed.
It's no news that distracted driving is a problem, but recent reports show how pervasive it is. Personal injury law firm Bill Coats Law in Bellingham, WA compiles this comparison of common driving distractions and how dangerous is one is.
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.
In the State of Washington, you can be pulled over if an officer thinks you're driving while distracted - even if you are doing everything else right. This is because this behavior is so incredibly dangerous - as much if not more so as driving drunk. For recent research on how risky distracted driving is and what not to say if you're busted for it, click here.