Distracted Driving

Jun 11, 2013     No Comments    Posted under: Cars, Infographics

Distracted Driving


According to a recent article from Wired.com, distracted driving kills over 3,000 people in the U.S. on an annual basis. This number comprises roughly 10% of our country’s car accident fatalities. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Department of Transportation are interested in curbing distracted driving with a technological solution that would deactivate mobile phones while users are driving.

Car accident attorney Chris Purcell of Orange County, California, is also concerned about distracted driving in his home state and has authored a new infographic on this topic. What exactly is the definition of distracted driving? It means not watching the road, removing a hand from the steering wheel, or focusing on a task other than operating a motor vehicle. Texting and talking on a mobile device is certainly no exception.

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According to the infographic, roughly 9% of California drivers are distracted drivers, and 3 out of 5 Californians believe cell phones are the top road safety concern in our state. Sadly, around 90% of California teens have observed their parental guardians using a cell phone while driving, which may contribute to teens unsafely operating a car on the road. In an effort to prioritize road safety, all drivers should pull over and turn off the vehicle before operating a mobile phone device.

Chris Purcell is a personal injury lawyer with offices in Santa Ana and Irvine, California. He handles complex personal injury, car accident, and wrongful death cases throughout Orange County, California. http://www.purcell-law.com

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