The Dangers of Distracted Driving
The popularity of mobile devices has had unintended and deadly consequences. Because of this, an alarming number of traffic accidents can be linked to driving while distracted. The dangers of distracted driving are real. As a result, these dangers may result in injury and death.
Check out some statistics:
- Over 8 people are killed and 1,161 are injured daily in incidents reported due to distracted driving.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported there were 3,477 people killed in 2015. An additional additional 391,000 people were injured because of distracted driving.
- At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices as the drive. This number has held steady since 2010.
- In 2015, the National Occupant Protection Use Survey reported that handheld cell phone use continued to be highest among 16-24 year old drivers.
What you can do to help
Give clear instructions – Give new drivers simple, clear instructions not to use their wireless devices as they drive. Before new drivers get their licenses, discuss the facts. Even taking your eyes off the road for a moment could cost someone injury or even death.
Lead by example –Don’t text and drive. Be an example for others. Pull over if you need to text or talk on the phone. Set rules for yourself regarding distracted driving.
Become informed and be active –Tell your family, friends and organizations about the importance of driving free of distractions. Take information to your kids’ schools. Ask that it be shared with students and parents.
For more information on state laws, visit www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html.
Why Call the Traffic Ticket Office?
Do you text and drive? The law is expected to change in Florida this year. This will bring and end to texting while you drive. Because of this, these tickets will be expensive. And rightly so, because of what could happen. You may cause an accident. You may even kill someone.
The Traffic Ticket Office helps you resolve your traffic ticket issues. We have over 25 years experience. We handle cases dealing with all sorts of Miami traffic violations. From speeding tickets, red light violations, DUI’s, suspended licenses, we can help you. We know how to best represent your particular situation. As a result, we will clear your driver’s license.
The Traffic Ticket Office assists you in finding simple and affordable solutions keep you driving. We also help you maintain a clean driving record. Our traffic attorneys have helped thousands of clients protect themselves from both the financial and practical burdens traffic tickets can cause. Allow us to represent you. Have an experienced Miami traffic ticket lawyer fight on your behalf.
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