According to a series of news articles, recent data related to the car accidents statistics in California have demonstrated that there has been a considerable drop in the number of fatal auto crashes related to distracted driving since the cell phone ban was enacted.
The official reports from the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at UC Berkley show that the number of fatal accidents have dropped by at least 50%, which comes to prove that residents are slowly realizing that using the cellphone while behind the wheel is the biggest distraction they could experience while driving.
According to troopers from California Highway Patrol, when the hands-free law passed he used to write about 20 tickets a week to distracted drivers. Now, the trooper admits, he writes about five tickets a week.
Although many accidents caused by distracted drivers still occur, the authorities feel more confident that slowly, drivers are realizing that engaging in this behavior could cost their lives.
I’m truly happy to learn that the number of fatal crashes in the state has dropped significantly. I hope this is a trend that continues to show that traffic education and enforcement combined can truly make our roads safer. I urge drivers to keep it in mind that road safety starts with each one of us. Don’t allow any distractions to keep you from focusing on the road ahead.
Whenever you or a loved one is injured as a result of an accident that was caused as a result of a distracted driver, you might want to consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer right away.