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Five seconds is about the amount of time it takes to read or send a text. If you're on the highway while doing so?
These apps incentivize safe driving and/or block drivers from using their phones while the car is in motion. This chart displays the different features(link is external) an assortment of apps have.
Most commonly, these people refuse to have their vehicles sent for repairs simply because they underestimate the danger of the defects in their vehicles.
For many, the temptation to reach out to friends and stay active online is extremely difficult to resist, even when behind the wheel. This can lead to accidents caused by distracted driving.
Numerous studies have come out with shocking data that I share with Bellingham drivers in hopes that it can change this habit and make our roads safer.
April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month(link is external). Each year, I want to highlight the dangers of distracted driving because it is a focal point of my law practice.
State lawmakers approved stricter distracted driving definitions and penalties for all Washington State drivers. No more loopholes for social media usage, selfies, snapchats, or playing Asphalt-Extreme while behind the wheel.
In fact, distracted driving is a known factor in one out of four car accidents according to National Safety Council. (link is external)There's a big disconnect between drivers' ideas about distracted driving and their behavior.
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - A single car crash on Friday afternoon shortly before 4:00 has resulted in three people being hospitalized.
Tire Blowout and Missing Tire Contribute to Two Separate Truck Accidents in Greater Philadelphia Area
While the two incidents described above resulted in only minor injuries, given the size of truck tires and the potential for tractor-trailers to flip and crash if they experience tire issues, it’s common for these situations to end badly for all involved.
It is bad enough that the federal government estimates that 16% of all crash-related deaths in the U.S. are caused by some form of distraction. Furthermore, research from the AAA Foundation suggests that distraction is an even bigger issue than the numbers might indicate.
They know the injured victim is going to demand compensation – likely significant compensation from them – in damages. Their insurance company is likely going to tell them that they’re going to have to pay much higher premiums as a result.
But the truth is, some drivers are more at risk of being involved in a car crash than others. And while the statistics might not apply to each crash, they do speak volumes.
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