Texting and driving is a very serious issue throughout the United States right now. This type of distracted driving is incredibly dangerous and can cause life-threatening injuries. A study reported that distracted driving alone took 3,166 lives in 2017.
You can’t be texting and fully focused on driving at the same time. Texting or reading a message takes your eyes off the road for at least 5 seconds. If sending a message is important, pull off to the side of the road and send the message. Everyone is responsible for his or her own decisions behind the wheel.
Texting and driving accidents are preventable. The moment you get behind the wheel, you have a choice on whether you are going to set your phone down and not touch it. Even though it is against the law, many individuals still use their phones while they drive on a daily basis. Everyone thinks they can multitask but studies have shown otherwise. You have the choice to set your phone down while you are driving so don’t put yourself or others in harm’s way.
The risk of texting and driving is high because this type of distracted driving could cause a driver to crash into another vehicle, swerve into another lane, hit property on the side of the road, or run a red light. Too many drivers have false confidence and believe that they can text and drive.
Police are starting to look out for texting and driving offenders a lot more. They have missions to diminish this type of distracted driving. If you are caught texting and driving, you will receive a large fine for your actions. To enforce this further, some employers have banned drivers from texting at work. Additionally, phone companies have put features on cell phones so their phone will go in driving mode and lock up so they can’t utilize it while driving.
If you have been involved in a texting and driving accident in Arizona, contact an automobile accident attorney. These situations can be very stressful and you don’t have to go through this experience alone. The auto accident attorneys at ELG are highly trained in the Arizona traffic laws and want to help you file a legal claim. We understand how important it is for you to recover the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries you sustained. Contact our highly trained Phoenix attorneys today to set up a consultation. Call us at either Phoenix or Mesa Arizona law offices at (623) 321-0566.
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