Easy — stop distracted driving. More specifically, stop texting while driving.
I know, good luck with that, right? It seems like every other person around you as you drive is looking down at his or her seat texting away.
This alarming epidemic is out of control.
Maybe you’re the victim of a crash caused by a driver who was texting while driving. Statistics are on your side.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distraction was a primary factor in 3,129 traffic fatalities in 2014, the most recent year in which statistics have been analyzed. And a recent study showed that people were distracted more than 50% of the time — and texting, reaching for a cell phone, browsing the Internet and reading email, and dialing numbers caused 70% of serious crashes.
We personal injury lawyers are far too busy representing injured people who were the victims of these careless drivers.
The next time someone is driving while sending a text message, he should remember “the last emoji,” a poignant reminder of the dangers of texting and driving. It’s a huge sculpture in Miami made out of car parts the artist found in a junk yard twisted into a winking, demented face. OMG. Continue reading