distracted driving vs drunk driving

Distracted Driving vs. Drunk Driving: By the Numbers

Driving under the influence has always been seen as the most dangerous thing someone behind the wheel could do, in regard to the safety of others on the road. While many lives are taken each year from individuals driving under the influence, there is a new impairment that is making waves—distracted driving.

Distracted driving has been a thing since the invention of automobiles, however, as time has gone on the problem and dangers associated have continued to rise. From the technology we have, the distractions available, and the abnormal dependence we all seem to have on our cellphones, distracted driving is more rampant now, than ever before.

This leads to the question asked by many,

“Which is worse, drunk driving or distracted driving?”

In short, both are dangerous to the driver, their passengers, and other drivers on the road. However, to better answer the question, we have put together some information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to compare the two below:


GKBM Understands There Is NO Excuse

Statistics speak volumes when it comes to the dangers of different driving impairments, and when you look at those listed above, it becomes clear that both distracted driving and driving under the influence need to be avoided under all circumstances. The worst part about it is that both are completely avoidable, making them nothing more than a selfish act, with serious consequences.

Every month we have clients come into our office who have been injured due to the negligence of drunk or distracted drivers. At GKBM, our team of trusted Memphis auto accident attorneys understands the importance of recovering completely following an accident due to no fault of your own—and we want to do everything in our power to help.

If you’ve been injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, we would love to discuss your case over a free consultation today. We will put together a plan to help you pursue the maximum possible compensation, to ensure you receive what you are owed to allow for a proper recovery.

Call (901) 526-2126 to speak with our team today.