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Fatal car accidents largely connected to distracted driving

Posted on April 18th, 2012 No Comments

Throughout the month of April, the primary goal of the U.S. Department of Transportation is to alert the public about the dangers of distracted driving and it’s connection to fatal car accidents all over the country.

Sixteen percent of all fatal car accidents in 2009 were caused by some form of distracted driving. This type of driving can include talking to passengers while driving, talking on a cellphone, texting on a cellphone, reading a map or navigation system, and handling the radio settings while driving. All of these activities result in the driver not paying attention to the road.

The deaths in 2009 that were linked to distracted driving practices totaled 5,474. This number is only going to rise if people are not informed about the hazards of this type of driving. Texting while driving is considered to be one of the most dangerous distractions, and in June 2011, 196 billion text messages were dispersed throughout the United States, up by almost 50 percent from the previous year.

If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, please contact the Jacksonville car accident lawyers of the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie by calling 904-296-1088 today.

 

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