Across the country, distracted driving is becoming a growing problem. In fact, every day more than 15 people are killed in crashes that involve a distracted driver. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has conducted a new study, examining the frequency of cell phone use and texting while driving.
According to the study, 25 percent of the drivers who were polled reported that they regularly talked on their cell phones while driving. This number was even higher among young drivers; 40 percent of 18-29 year olds said they regularly talked on their cell phones while driving.
Fortunately, the study revealed that fewer people text while driving. Only 9 percent of the people who were polled said that they texted while driving. However, this number was again larger among young drivers; 52 percent of the younger drivers – or one of every two who were polled – admitted that thy texted while driving at least once over the last 30 days.
Our Florida car accident attorneys have taken a tough stance against distracted driving. See our recently launched Facebook page, “Hang Up and Drive”, to spread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
If a distracted driver has injured you in a Florida traffic accident, contact a car accident attorney who has helped many injury victims recover from serious automobile accidents. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of legal experience representing people injured in car accidents and other personal injury claims.
At the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, we provide one-on-one attention to car accident victims across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Our South Florida personal injury law firm represents clients across South Florida, including Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Stuart, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, Vero Beach and Palm Beach, and throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
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