Fort Myers Accident Lawyers Support Distracted Driving Awareness Month

by Carmen Dellutri on April 11, 2013

Florida car accident textingAcross the country, efforts are underway to raise awareness and prevent accidents during Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  The campaign is particularly needed this year, as accidents linked to cell phone use continue to spike.

In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. An additional, 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 416,000 injured in 2010.

According to the latest statistics, distracted driving is now linked to one-third of all crashes. While all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety, texting and talking on the phone behind the wheel is by far the most dangerous. In fact, text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.

As Fort Myers injury attorneys, we urge our readers to participate by doing one or all of the following:

  • Stop using cell phones while driving
  • Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain
  • Inform people who call you while driving that you'd be happy to continue the conversation once they have reached their destination
  • Tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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