Distracted driving is a rising epidemic in the United States. In 2015 alone 3,477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by a distracted driver. Whether someone is texting, checking email, changing music or talking and looking around, distracted driving can become deadly in a split second.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. At Graves McLain, we want to raise awareness by sharing some startling statistics about distracted driving. A car accident can happen at any given moment to anyone on the road.
The Startling Statistics according to the United States Department of Transportation (NHTSA):
- Teens were reported as the largest age group to be distracted during the time of a fatal accident.
- Every 8 seconds someone is injured in a car crash.
- It takes an average of 5 seconds after a driver’s mind is taken off the road for an accident to occur.
- Each day approximately 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones while driving.
To learn more about distracted driving and the statistics visit the NHSTA. When operating a motor vehicle please pay attention at all times and do not text and drive, drink & drive or take your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.
If you or a loved one are injured in any type of motor vehicle accident that not your fault, Graves McLain is here to help. Call us today at 918-359-6600 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, you will speak with an experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Car Accident attorney for free.
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