April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. With that being said, there are an endless amount of statistics that prove that texting while driving or using a hand-held device is just as bad as drinking and driving.
With Spring in full swing and high school proms and graduations around the corner, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Never use a cell phone while driving. Below are a few sobering statistics about the true dangers of using a hand-held device while driving.
Using a hand-held device makes you 4 times more likely to get into a serious car accident.
Distracted driving causes over 5,000 deaths and 450,000 injuries each year.
ending and Receiving a text message takes drivers eyes off the road for over 4 seconds.
Using a hand-held device while driving creates the same reaction time as having a BAC of 0.08 percent. It’s exactly the same as drunk driving.
Driving while using a hand-held device reduces one's brain direction to driving by 37%.
80% of drivers admit to hazardous behavior while driving, such as shaving, putting on make-up, eating, changing clothes, texting and steering with a knee while painting nails.
77% of YOUNG ADULT drivers are CONFIDENT that they can safely text while driving.
16% of fatal crashes in 2009 involved distracted drivers.
Wireless devices are the number one source for driver inattention.
The statistics can go on and on about how dangerous driving while distracted really is. Don’t be another statistic. Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer, Chris Zachar has given these statistics in hopes that everyone sees that driving distracted is a big deal and there should be stop to this.
Be sure to always pay attention while on the road. There should be nothing to distract you while driving.