Driving a vehicle requires intense concentration. There’s no time for multitasking. Distracted driving occurs when you’re doing your makeup, eating, talking on the phone and especially texting. Even though it’s a quick and easy communication method, texting requires two things that are disastrous when trying to drive — reading and typing. It takes your concentration away from the road and down to a small screen of words. The Kansas Car Accident Lawyers at Brave Law Firm have seen many such accidents that could have been easily avoided by simply using common sense.
There’s No Time for Texting and Distracted Driving
The results of texting and distracted driving can be devastating for you and other motorists on the road. Texting while driving is actually just as bad as driving drunk. According to the National Safety Council, 25% of all car accidents are the result of texting. That means texting causes 1.6 million accidents a year. That little message on your screen can wait — it’s not worth your life. AT&T launched their It Can Wait® campaign in 2010 to help stop distracted driving. Funded by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Verizon, legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog created the documentary “From One Second to the Next.” The film addresses the problems of texting while driving and the tragedies it causes. Within five days of being posted, Herzog’s video received 1 million views.
Studies have shown that 50% of adults have admitted to driving while texting. Even though a smaller percentage of teens admitted to the act, it’s likely that the number is higher than reported. Almost 98% of all commuters acknowledge the risk. Nevertheless, half of these commuters still admitted to text driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation has also raised awareness on the dangers of distracted driving, and has helped states pass tougher laws to discourage the practice. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to distracted driving, please contact Brave Law Firm and our Kansas Car Accident Lawyers. With our expertise and experience, the Kansas Car Accident Lawyers at Brave Law Firm want to help you find justice!