April 7, 2016

Disturbing Distracted Driving Trends that Kill

Distracted driving kills 8 people and injures another 1,161 per day in the United States. April is distracted driving awareness month. The Brian R. Murphy Law Firm wants you to be aware of the dangerous risks associated with distracted driving.

"Distracted driving kills 8 people and injures another 1,161 per day

Distraction.gov estimates that 660,000 people are using their phones or electronic devices while driving at any daylight moment in the United States. Texting while driving is like driving blind for the distance of a football field. That’s enough time to cause all kinds of mayhem.

"Texting while driving is like driving blind for the distance of a football field

An estimated 25% of all car crashes involved distracted drivers. In 2014, distracted driving killed 3,179 and injured 431,000.00 , up 10% from 2013. The worst part is that drivers under 20 years old are the most at risk for distraction-related fatalities.

"drivers are posting pictures from their cell phone while driving

Now a more disturbing practice is trending: drivers are posting pictures from their cell phone while driving. You can check it out for yourself by searching for the hashtag #whiledriving on social media. Check out this news report below.

Talk with your family this month about distracted driving. Start the conversation and share these statistics. Also, stay tuned during the month as we share additional stories, solutions, and resources. Sign up for our newsletter below to get these delivered to your inbox or like our page on Facebook.

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