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Distracted Driving: How Aware Are You?

As April comes to a close, so too does the month dedicated to distracted driving awareness. Across the nation, every state dedicates the entire month of April to focusing on the various distractions that have left too many drivers the victims of brutal car accidents, both injurious and fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving generated more than 3,000 fatality crashes in 2010 alone.

In an attempt to curtail this problem, the US Department of Transportation is now forging an effort to stop some of the most blatant abusers of distracted driving, particularly those who are guilty of texting or talking on a cell phone while driving.

States across the country have been encouraged to adopt stringent laws on cell phone use and driving behaviors, and many have even launched their own campaigns to raise public awareness about the increasingly problematic issue. Distracted driving takes shape in many ways, none of which should be overlooked when taking measures to practice safe driving habits. Included in the most frequently abused forms of distracted driving behaviors are:

  • Talking / texting while driving
  • Eating while driving
  • Adjusting / changing music stations while driving
  • Tampering with a navigational device while driving
  • Talking with a passenger while driving
  • Reading a map while driving

Distractions can take shape in many ways, all of which could be potentially dangerous to another car and driver on the road. If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver in North Carolina then you should not hesitate to contact a Raleigh personal injury attorney for legal representation.

As the victim of a car accident / motorcycle accident / truck accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you are entitled to compensation and we are here to help make sure that you are compensated as you deserve to be. Contact a Raleigh car accident lawyer from our firm today to learn more.