Distracted Driving is Amongst the Top 10 Safety Concerns of 2016
Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Feb 10, 2016
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, distracted driving has earned a spot on the 2016 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2014, 3,179 individuals suffered fatal injuries in motor vehicle accidents that involved distracted drivers using portable electronic devices (PEDs). Studies show that distracting tasks, such a text or dialing, increase the risk of a crash by nearly three times. As a result, the NTSB has compiled a list of things people can do to lessen the amount of accidents caused by distracted drivers.
How Can We Prevent Distract Driving Accidents?
The National Transportation Safety Board states that several changes must be made in order to lower the number of accidents that occur due to motorists using PEDs while operating vehicles. Below is a list of recommendations that may be utilized in the near future:
- Drivers of cars, aviation vehicles, marine vehicles, and rail vehicles should be banned from using all PEDs while vehicles in route.
- There needs to be improved enforcement of texting and driving laws.
- There needs to be an increase of awareness regarding the dangers of using PEDs while operating vehicles.
Has Your Loved One Been Harmed by a Distracted Driver?
If one of your family members has sustained injuries in a vehicle collision caused by a distracted driver, get in touch with our Phoenix car accident lawyers at Salvador Phillips, PLLC right away. We can take the time to understand every detail of your case and suggest which strategies will work best to pursue a positive outcome for you. We truly care about your recovery. That is why we let you focus on your health while we handle all the complicated legal issues in order to pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
To discuss your case, call our Phoenix car accident attorneys today! We will provide you with a free consultation!