A recent study reveals that two out of every ten drivers admit to replying to emails and text messages while conducting a vehicle.
The statics indicate that the rise in use of handheld devices in the last year has resulted in a great number of accidents that could have been avoided if drivers weren’t distracted.
The recent effort from several states to ban the use of cellphones while behind the wheel has yet to catch on, according to the annual study announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The agency showed that half of drivers 21 to 24 years old who participated in the survey confirmed they engaged in texting behind the wheel while most drivers of every age group admitted they would answer a phone call while handling a vehicle without hesitation.
According to the authorities leading the studies, education and awareness alone won’t change this picture. He makes the case for a steady law enforcement that will protect drivers from the distracted behavior of others.
Awareness campaigns about the dangers of texting and driving combined with a strict stepped up police ticketing system has proven to work in reducing significantly the number of accidents related to distracted driving in the past, it’s time this will happen again across the nation.
As a Riverside personal injury lawyer I sincerely hope that more local authorities would dedicate themselves to bringing distracted driving to an end.
Whenever you or a loved one suffered injuries related to accidents caused by distracted drivers, contact a personal injury lawyer to assist you in your pursuit for justice.