The year of 2013 has ended. New memories were made, both bad and good, but 2013 also has left us with the terrible aftermath of incidents on the road.
In 2013, 24% of all traffic accidents were caused by driving while using a cellular phone. This includes both talking and texting.
According to the National Safety Council, all of those people aren’t seeing everything that’s going on around them if they are on the phone. In fact, they see 50 percent less than what they should.
This is definitely something to be mindful of as school starts. Children are going back to the bus stops, and if you’re not paying attention, you might not see them step into the street.
Some states, like Georgia, have passed laws that make texting while driving illegal, but safety experts argue that these new rules aren’t being enforced. The National Transportation Safety Administration decided to step up with a very strong recommendation: no cell phone use at all in cars. The measure would even ban hands-free devices. It’s extreme, and would likely attract considerable opposition.
If you or someone that you know have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and been injured in Atlanta, you will need a car accident attorney from Atlanta. Contact Foy & Associates for a free case evaluation, and let the Strong Arm work for you!