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Even though it's a major culprit behind the epidemic of distracted driving, technology has found a way to try to help people use their phones responsibly while driving. Here are a few options to consider.
One thing no one can make illegal to have in the car, however, are children. But they are one of the leading distractions to drivers.
Checking your phone or taking a call while driving isn’t just annoying — it can cause an accident, and even kill or seriously injure another person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some drivers think that they're somehow safer drivers than others. They make up rules that make them feel like they're following the law, i.e. only texting at stoplights (which is illegal by Washington's new distracted driving law, by the way.)
Hopefully you are well familiar with this saying: driving while distracted at highway speed is like traveling the length of a football field (link is external)with your eyes closed.
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