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.
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