Distracted Driving

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

There are many types of driver negligence that can lead to car accidents, but distracted driving is one of the most common, and it is also one of the most deadly. Drivers who take their eyes away from the road or who do not completely pay attention to driving put themselves and others at risk. To address this issue, the National Safety Council is recognizing April as Distracted Driving Awareness [...]

2022-07-29T15:15:10+00:00April 20, 2021|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving|

Do Hands-Free Devices Really Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents?

In recent years, the dangers of distracted driving have become more and more well-known. The increased use of smartphones has led many people to attempt to use these devices to make calls, send text messages, read and send emails, or post to social media while behind the wheel. These types of distractions can be very dangerous, and they are likely to lead to car accidents. To prevent collisions and protect [...]

2022-07-29T15:15:11+00:00April 3, 2021|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving|

Common Causes of Distracted Driving That Do Not Involve a Cell Phone

Car crashes caused by distracted driving are incredibly common, with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reporting that one in five accidents involve distracted driving in some form. Texting while driving gets much of the attention in distracted driving prevention and safety campaigns, but this focus on cell phone use may mask the prevalence of other causes of distracted driving that can be equally dangerous. If you are injured as a result [...]

2022-07-29T15:15:15+00:00January 15, 2021|Distracted Driving|

How Do the Laws in Wisconsin Affect Distracted Driving Accidents?

Distracted driving poses a great threat to users of American roadways, especially with the prevalent use of cell phones and other mobile devices. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2018, distracted driving was involved in almost 3,000 fatalities throughout the United States, but due to the challenge of identifying distracted driving, the actual number could be significantly higher. In an effort to decrease the number of car [...]

2022-07-29T15:16:02+00:00August 21, 2020|Distracted Driving|

Can I Seek Compensation for Injuries in a Distracted Driving Accident?

Distracted driving is one of the biggest health and safety concerns that affects people throughout the United States. A person may commit distracted driving if they operate a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. This could be as simple as adjusting a car radio, changing air conditioning settings, or eating or drinking while driving. However, the most common form of distracted driving is cell phone use. These distractions can [...]

2022-07-29T15:19:15+00:00April 21, 2020|Distracted Driving|

Why Distracted Driving Can Lead to Dangerous Car Accidents

Operating a motor vehicle requires a great deal of attention and focus, and drivers are tasked with protecting themselves and others from harm every time they get behind the wheel. Failure to take the proper care when driving can result in car accidents that may injure other drivers or pedestrians. Distracted driving is one of the most common forms of driver negligence that can lead to a collision, and those [...]

2022-07-29T15:19:29+00:00September 13, 2019|Distracted Driving|

Distracted Driving Responsible for 10 Percent of Traffic Fatalities

Distracted driving may not be a new issue, but its growth since the development of mobile devices has brought a new awareness to this deadly driving behavior.  In fact, a recent analysis of 1.4 million copies of police records from Ohio State University determined that almost half of all crashes within the state involved a distracted driver. Although that analysis was conducted in another state, national statistics indicate that distracted [...]

2018-06-11T09:48:00+00:00June 11, 2018|Distracted Driving|

Audi Takes Aim at Distracted Driving with New Technology

Distracted driving causes an estimated nine deaths each day and at least 1, 000 injuries, yet drivers continue to use their cell phones while behind the wheel. The car manufacturer, Audi, is trying to combat those statistics with a new type of technology. Learn more about their efforts, discover what rights you may have if a distracted driver injures you or someone you love, and obtain information on how an [...]

2017-12-21T09:54:00+00:00December 21, 2017|Distracted Driving|

New Law in California Takes a Heavy-Handed Approach to Distracted Driving

Traffic deaths have increased sharply, drastically, and quickly over the past half-century. Much of the increase can be traced back to cell phone use behind the wheel. Even more concerning is that the rate continues to rise, despite the numerous campaigns, laws, and initiatives. The problem is not that drivers fail to recognize the risk. In fact, studies reveal that most drivers do know that cell phone use is unsafe. [...]

2017-01-20T05:25:47+00:00January 20, 2017|Distracted Driving|

Could the Distracted Driving Problem in America Be Solved with Reward Instead of Punishment?

While most states have taken a punishment approach to handling the problem of distracted driving, some app developers have decided a reward approach may be more effective. One in particular, “Down for the Count, ” is enticing teens with iTunes gift cards. And, according to an Arizona news report, it seems to be working. Could this be the answer to the distracted driving in America? About the App Developed in [...]

2016-07-15T08:21:00+00:00July 15, 2016|Distracted Driving|
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