Distracted driving accidents are a common cause of Kansas car accident injuries and fatalities. Each year drivers and passengers in Kansas and around the nation are killed because someone else was texting and driving, using a cell phone and driving, tending to children and driving, arguing with a passenger and driving or was otherwise driving while distracted.
In recent years the federal and state governments have been working to decrease the occurrence of distracted driving accidents so people could avoid the significant consequences of these crashes.
More Can Be Done to Prevent Kansas Distracted Driving Accidents
Recently, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) conducted a survey of the states on the topic of distracted driving. One of the questions asked of the states was, “What challenges or obstacles does your state face in the area of distracted driving?” Kansas identified the following challenges:
- Lack of funding for enforcement of distracted driving laws.
- Lack of funding for media public awareness campaigns about the dangers of distracted driving.
- Lack of distracted driving data collected by officials.
- Lack of state specific research about distracted driving.
- Lack of support among the state’s judges.
If the state had the necessary funding, data, research and support it might be able to prevent future Kansas distracted driving accidents. However, the ultimate responsibility for preventing Kansas distracted driving crashes rests with each individual driver.
Call a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt
If you have been injured in a Kansas distracted driving accident or if you have lost a loved one in such a crash then it is important to know more about your rights and your possible recovery. Please contact an experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney today for more information. We can be reached via this website or by phone at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616. We also invite you to read our book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, which you can download for FREE from this website.