The Dangers of Distracted Driving
The number of technological gadgets in our cars has grown significantly in the past 15 years. In just a short time period, we’ve grown accustomed to having cell phones, mp3 players, GPS units, and all sorts of other items at our fingertips constantly. We’re so used to them that many of us have lost the situational awareness it takes to know when to use them and when not to. We think nothing of fiddling around to find the album we want to listen to, calling a client, or text messaging a friend. Unfortunately, all of these actions make the road a more dangerous place, because they distract us from our primary task: paying attention to the road.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, the Milwaukee car accident injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help. Contact us today by calling 800-242-2874 to find out more.
The Effects of Distracted Driving
According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Virginia Tech, approximately 81% of all car accidents are caused by distracted driving. They found that text messaging is the single biggest cause of distracted-driving accidents, and that engaging in text messaging while driving made drivers 23 times more likely to be in a car accident.
The problem extends past text messaging, though. Anything that takes your focus away from driving is a potential accident waiting to happen. Don’t let an accident happen to you: always keep your attention on the road.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, contact the Milwaukee car accident injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.