Florida Distracted Driving Attorney Discusses The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

If you follow my blog, I regularly discuss the dangers and issues
associated with texting and driving and distracted driving in general. 
80% of drivers admit to engaging in distracted driving such as texting,
shaving, applying makeup, steering with a knee and reading.

In a controlled study performed by the Editorial staff at Car &
Driver Magazine, the average driver spends 4.6 seconds with their eyes
off the road when retrieving a text message.  I have discussed this
study in prior blog entries and it is still shocking to imagine driving
an automobile for 4.6 seconds at 30-50 miles per hour with your eyes
completely off of the road.  The act of texting and driving has never
received the same stigma as driving under the influence. However, this
act is now receiving attention from mainstream media as more studies and
reports have been published illustrating the life altering consequences
of distracted driving.

Many individuals wrongly assume that distracted driving is an issue
limited only to cellphone use. According to the organization endDD.org,
82% of distracted driving fatalities occur due to distractions other
than cellphones.  These distractions include eating, drinking, reading
and grooming among others.  Basically any activity that results in the
driver diverting their eyes at an object other than the road is a clear
distraction.

In 2009, sixteen (16) percent of all automobile accident fatalities
were related to distracted driving per the National Highway
Transportation Safety Administration.  Drivers who engage in the act of
texting and driving are almost thirty times more likely to be involved
in an automobile accident.  It is not at all a stretch to state that
texting and driving is every bit as dangerous and reckless as driving
under the influence (DUI).

There is no text message or phone call important enough to jeopardize
your life.  If you have been injured as a result of distracted driving,
call the Dolman Law Group at (727) 451-6900 for a free consultation and
case evaluation.  Driving distracted is just the same as driving
drunk.  We aggressively go after distracted drivers and seek all legal remedies available pursuant to Florida Statute.

Dolman Law Group is your Florida Distracted Driving Injury Law Firm

If you follow my blog, I regularly discuss the dangers and issues
associated with texting and driving and distracted driving in general. 
80% of drivers admit to engaging in distracted driving such as texting,
shaving, applying makeup, steering with a knee and reading.

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Matthew A. Dolman, Esq.

Licensed since 2004

Member at firm Dolman Law Group

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