Technology is a mainstay of everyday life. But even as mobile phones and other devices bring us together, they also create problems. Texting and driving has become a leading cause of auto accidents.
In a recent poll conducted by Allstate Insurance, over 85% of people said that they believe distracted driving is as dangerous as or more dangerous than drunk driving. And yet, nearly half of the people surveyed still admitted to texting while driving at least some of the time.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout the month groups like the National Safety Council will attempt to raise awareness of the dangers of texting, talking on the phone, and other distractions behind the wheel.
Key steps all drivers can take to reduce the risk of a distracted driving accident include:
- Put down the phone and don’t pick it up while driving
- Complete all grooming activities before leaving the house
- Save food and drinks for when you’re stationary
- Find a favorite song or radio station and stick to it
- Write down directions or enter coordinates in your GPS before hitting the road
- Keep your eyes on the road – no rubbernecking
No matter the cause, drivers who focus on the safe operation of the vehicle are less likely to be involved in an auto accident. If, however, you or a loved one was injured because a distracted driver chose to focus attention away from the road, Carlsbad attorney Zev Rubinstein can pursue the compensation you deserve.
To begin building your auto accident case, please call The Rubinstein Law Group at (855) 365-9955 today for a free consultation. Mr. Rubinstein serves clients in Carlsbad and throughout Southern California.