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Cell Phone Uses Causes Thousands of Accidents a Year

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that each year in the United States, car accidents related to cell phone use account for more than 200 fatalities and 500,000 injuries. NHTSA also reports that cell phone use causes one out of every four car accidents. In addition to talking and texting, taking photos, watching videos, and looking at GPS are becoming more and more distracting. It can take less than a second for an accident to happen. Basically, a driver is so distracted by their phone that they fail to hit the brake or move out of the way of other cars. BAM! It’s obvious that driving with one hand significantly lowers the driver’s ability to drive, especially in conditions that need require full control steering wheel, like driving on the freeway or in traffic. According to the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, all 50 states in America enforce an obligation on every driver to other drivers who share the road, which is to look out for the safety and welfare of every other driver. By intentionally engaging in distractive conduct by using their cell phone, the driver violates his duty of care to other drivers. At One...

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Distracted Driving Even Without Your Cell Phone

Distracted Driving | Auto Accident Injury Attorney Beverly Hills

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Distracted Driving Even Without Your Cell Phone [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]At this day and age, technology is at an all-time high, stealing attention away from everyday tasks and putting people at risk for accidents because of these distractions. Rarely to people pay attention to the world going on around them, with their heads down and the online world at their fingertips. On a daily, hourly, or even secondly basis, we are bombarded by things competing for our attention. Anything from the TV, to the radio. From the internet ads to our cellphones that are stuffed with social media, everything is right there at your fingertips, you would wonder why you’d EVER need to look up! With so much technology constantly in our field of vision, it is easy to get distracted from things that immediately require your attention.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]So, what should we be paying attention to instead of (not in addition to) technology? Driving is one thing of superior importance. Despite California's ban on texting and handheld cellphone use behind the wheel, distracted driving is still proving to be an incredibly common hazard of the road. In fact, recent studies show that you cell phone could even be a distraction while you...

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Texting – Not the Only Distraction While Driving

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Texting- Not the Only Distraction While Driving [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Everyone knows how texting and driving has become a huge no-no in some states, including California. Texting and driving can cause endless distractions on the road and, in turn, catastrophic and life altering accidents. But where does it end? Texting is not the only thing causing accidents on the road. It turns out that texting is just one of the many distractions that can cause unsafe driving habits, often leading to life-shattering accidents on the road.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]A study administered by State Farm insurance that started back in 2009 surveyed thousands of drivers each year. It showed that while many drivers still text and drive, they also admitted doing other distracting things on their cell phones such as checking their email, browsing their Twitter and rummaging through their other social media pages. The survey also showed that compared to back in 2009 (six years ago), the amount of drivers who have admitted to accessing the internet or checking their social media pages has doubled. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]Because it takes hold of a driver’s attention and requires at least one hand to do, texting and driving is one particular instance that can cause distractions and...

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