Distracted driving must be stopped
It is shocking that every day over 1,000 Americans are injured and nine lives are lost due to distracted driving collisions. To combat this horrendous problem, the National Safety Council uses April to try to prevent one of the top three causes of the ridiculously car wreck high fatality rate in the U.S. My law firm supports safety organizations like End DD and tries to promote awareness about how we can stop easily preventable car crashes from happening.
It’s hard to believe how people don’t hesitate to drive 65 mph while looking away from the road and down at their cell phones, often texting while driving. Or fiddling with the dashboard computer, eating and drinking, putting on makeup, or looking behind them at passengers. Or all of the above.
There are over one million people driving at any one time talking and paying more attention to their Facebook news feed than to the drivers around them.
This is an urgent problem, as the reaction time for a distracted driver is like someone’s who is legally intoxicated.
But most people are addicted to their cell phones. The result? We all have to take our already dangerous roads for granted.