The Danger of Cell Phone Driving Distraction
Distracted driving is a serious matter that results in thousands of car accidents every year. If you have been seriously injured by someone talking on their cell phone or texting while driving, contact attorney Todd Clement to fight for the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled.
Despite the threat of accidents caused by distracted drivers, one thing remains true: Limiting cell phone use means limiting work-related and personal contact opportunities while on the road. Consequently, the need to combat driving distraction due to cell phone use and texting remains, and stricter bans are necessary.
Statistics Show the Need
According to a 2010 report by the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry, 91% of Americans use cell phones. Of this segment, 47% have sent or read a text message while driving, and 75% talk on their cell phones while driving, according to a 2010 report by the Pew Research Center’s American Life Project. To understand the danger of these statistics, consider the following:
- Drivers who use handheld devices while driving are four times likelier to experience auto accident injuries. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
- In 2009, 16% of fatal accidents were caused by distracted drivers. (US Department of Transportation)
- Hands-free or handheld cell phone use carries with it the same risk as driving with a blood alcohol level of .08. (University of Utah)
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Serious injury and loss of life are the result when drivers decide to text or talk on cell phones, but there’s more to the story. Automakers today are complicit in the cell phone driving distraction problem. Instead of discouraging driving distraction, some automakers are encouraging it by installing on-board technology that offers social networking capabilities, web access and hands-free cell phone options.
Cell phones are increasingly taking the place of the primary household phone line, and these emerging mobile technologies could cause distracted while driving (DWD) accidents to skyrocket from their presently unacceptable rate.
Have you Been Injured in a Cell Phone Driving Distraction Accident?
If you have been the victim of an accident caused by a distracted driver, The Clement Firm can help. With 25 years of experience, Todd Clement is a premier attorney for accidents caused by distracted drivers, and he will vigorously pursue the compensation you deserve. Todd takes a personal approach to representing his clients, explaining at length the facts and nuances of their cases so they get the answers they need.
When you’ve been in an accident, call distracted driving lawyer Todd Clement for a FREE consultation. Don’t delay. Contact Todd Clement today.