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The Epidemic of Distracted Driving

The Epidemic of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving (Distraction.gov). In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 3,154 people killed and 424,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers (NHTSA, 2015). Ten percent of fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2013 were reported as distraction-affected crashes (NHTSA, 2015). Many experts believe that these numbers actually under-represent the number of crashes that involve distraction because they are relying on police reports and self-reporting of drivers. Regardless, these numbers indicate that distracted driving is a dangerous problem that is likely to increase as the use of in-vehicle technology and personal electronic devices while driving increases.  Source:  Robson Forensic – 12/2/15

If you or someone has been injured in a collision due to someone’s negligence of distracted driving, please contact Dale R. Rose as soon as possible to help with your claim.

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