A New Year’s resolution everyone should keep: No texting and driving

By | Car Accident

A New Year’s resolution everyone should keep: No texting and driving   Every day in the United states, an average of eight people are killed because of distracted drivers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 1,200 people are injured because of distracted drivers. Texting and driving has reached epidemic proportions across the country, according to the CDC. Texting and driving is one of the most common types of distracted driving, even as states pass laws making this activity illegal. There is a crucial New Year’s resolution everyone should keep: No texting and driving. There are…

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Is Texting and Walking the Next Texting While Driving?

By | Personal Injury

Evidence continues to mount that texting and walking is risky business, according to research reported by WebMD. Research indicates that texting while walking negatively impacts a pedestrian’s balance and his or her gait. It also distracts a walker, rendering them unaware of potential hazards that may be in their path. Texting and walking increases the risk that a pedestrian is injured or that a distracted pedestrian ends up harming someone else in some manner. The Extent of Texting and Walking Texting while walking is a ubiquitous practice at this juncture in time. It is part of the larger phenomena of…

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Police take higher approach to citing distracted drivers

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

The majority of drivers in the U.S. understand how dangerous it is to get distracted by driving. However, many people also choose to ignore these risks and decide that they can quickly send a text or read an email behind the wheel without anyone getting hurt. However, texting alone has reportedly been a factor in about 1.6 million car accidents in the country. It has long been an issue for police officers to cite drivers for texting and driving. Many drivers conceal their phones or claim that they were dialing their phone if a police officer approaches a driver about…

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Tennessee police focus on spotting, citing distracted drivers

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drivers across Tennessee understand that it is illegal to text while driving in this state. There are some drivers who still try to get away with it, however, and they think that they can simply hide it from police. It can be dangerous enough to text behind the wheel, but going so far as to try and conceal it can further distract a driver, which is extremely reckless. In previous years, texting and driving has been at least partly responsible for thousands of car accidents. Some studies suggest that distraction played a role in about 80 percent of accidents in…

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