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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Have you ever been in your car and noticed the driver in front of you is paying little attention to the road? Maybe they are changing the radio or applying makeup. They might even be texting or daydreaming. Distracted driving has become all too common despite many state laws to prevent it. Talk of a national cell phone ban and texting while driving legislation can only go so far to prevent distracted driving. Other distracting behaviors like daydreaming or eating aren’t as easily enforceable and just as dangerous. In fact, a new study shows that daydreaming while driving is more dangerous than texting while driving.

In 2010, 18% of injury accidents were caused by a distracted driver. That same year, more than 3,000 people were killed due to distracted driving. To raise awareness about a growing problem, Congress has declared April to be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Join Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys and the National Safety Council this April by urging others to:

  • Stop using cell phones while driving

  • Adjust the vehicle controls before driving or at a full stop

  • Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain

  • Inform people who call you while driving that you'd be happy to continue the conversation once they have reached their destination

  • Tell others about the dangers of distracted driving

Remember, distracted driving can be fatal. Keep your eyes on the road, keep your mind on your driving and your hands on the wheel. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you need to know your rights. Call our experienced car accident attorneys at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys for a free consultation. You can also order a FREE copy of our book, "Don't Wreck Your Injury Claim."

James Roswold
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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.
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