Safety First: Do Not Text and Drive

Drive Safe: Do Not Text and Drive

I know we’ve said this before, but it bares repeating. Don’t text and drive. Have you noticed in recent years how many people text while they drive?

Driving down the interstate,  I have seen people looking down at their phone as they try to keep up with traffic. Texting while driving is a very dangerous habit.

Some of the Numbers

Do you realize that five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting? It takes a split second for something to happen while you are driving.  Just reaching for a phone alone, dialing, texting and other uses of portable devices can increase the risk of getting into a crash by three times.

Statistics have said that 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 that are involved in fatal crashes were reported as being distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. (2012, NHTSA)  That is a scary thought.  Knowing the risk that your child or friend might be taking when they get in the car to go somewhere is very alarming.  It is so important to consistently educate our young people of the dangers of being on their phone while driving.

To add to that, school recently opened again for children in Duval and surrounding counties.  There is  more to be cautious about, now more than ever.  Be on alert for children bus stops, school zones, and look for them crossing roads.

Remember, a phone call, text, and Facebook can wait.  Life is too precious and it only takes a quick second of being distracted to cause a serious accident.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traffic accident and suffered injuries as a result, please contact us at The Soud Law Firm.  We will work hard to recover the damages you so desperately deserve.

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