Our work in this area also focuses on how distraction affects specific groups. Teens are among the drivers most impaired by distraction. A recent AAA Foundation in-car study showed that teen drivers were distracted almost a quarter of the time they were behind the wheel. Electronic devices, such as texting, emails, and downloading music, were among the biggest distractions, accounting for 7% of the distractions identified on the study video. Another study on distracted driving from naturalistic in-car data collection and analysis showed that distraction related crashes for teens were more prevalent than initially thought.
Distracted driving is a true epidemic that is taking over America. Unfortunately, most people only associate this danger with talking or texting on cell phones while driving. The reality, however, is that distracted driving is a problem that involves many causes. Eating , using a GPS , and smoking cigarettes are just a few examples of distractions while driving other than those involving texting or talking on the cell phone. These activities cause fatalities every day in America. Drive safe and stay alert. If you have suffered injuries at the hands of a distracted driver, call an experienced and aggressive attorney to handle your claim and help you seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Dolman Law Group today: 727-451-6900.
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