The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says 34% of people between 18 & 64 do this and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will result in 3,500 people dying and 400,000 injuries this year. The penalty for doing this is minimal, people freely admit they do it and no one has the courage to address the issue and any of us could be the next victim. “It” is distracted driving.
Safety advocates and researchers agree that increasing penalties will do little to solve this issue. Combining these measures with educational programs, peer pressure and using technology to disable wireless devices are the next logical step. The NTHSA has even published a 24 page guide for prosecutors on the best ways to convict those accused of distracted driving causing injury or death.
Everyone thinks they are the safe person and have the ability to safely drive distracted. Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds and at 55 mph your car will travel the length of a football field without visual guidance. When you hear people talking about distracted driving and they say “There but for the grace of God go I” or if you’re at a party and some says “I am probably one of the worst offenders” have the courage to speak up and educate them that you are on that road as well. You could also bring them into our law office and we will introduce them to someone whose been badly injured as a result of this activity. Ramsey Brown is the co-founder and COO of Dopamine labs in Venice, Ca says “We need to find some way to make it cool to get angry at your friend when they text and drive. We need to make distracted driving wickedly unsexy.” We agree!
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!