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Friday, January 30, 2015

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.

New statistics on distracted driving provide sobering picture

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. 

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

Things not to say if you're pulled over for distracted driving

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.

Tips on keeping pets safe in cars

Pets - 84% of pet owners travel with their pets in automobiles, which can lead to dangerous distractions. For more statistics on distracted driving, and ways to keep pets safe in cars, click here.