Texting and Driving

Distracted driving and cell phone use while driving leads to over 1 ½ Million accidents each year. The National Highway Safety Council estimates that 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving, with over 300,000 injuries every year. Every time you look at your phone you’re not looking where you’re going.

Over 3,000 people die every year in traffic accidents that are attributed to distracted driving or texting and driving. Teen drivers are particularly at risk and are 4 times more likely than adults to get into car accidents or near-accidents when talking or texting on a cell phone. Even though 94% of teen drivers acknowledge texting and driving is dangerous, 35% admit to doing so anyway. In reality, that number is likely much higher. Studies show texting while driving to be SIX TIMES more likely to cause an accident than drunk driving.

As cell phone use while driving becomes a national problem, the chances of being involved in a car accident with a distracted driver increases. If you’ve been injured by the carelessness of another driver, contact Michael Fulcher Law for a free consultation.