A new study has found that drivers using their cellphones are among the leading causes of traffic slowdowns and jams. The study looked at distracted driving in general – everything from adjusting an iPod to looking at passengers – finding that inattention caused unpredictable driving patterns that create a chain-reaction of slowdowns and eventually cause traffic to completely stop. The take away? Paying attention to the road helps save yourself and everyone else precious time.
Do you know what else paying attention to the road helps save? Lives. Distracted driving has been identified as a significant factor in nearly all car accidents. Anything that diverts your attention from the task of driving places you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road at increased risk for injury. Do your part to save lives (and help prevent traffic) by committing to the task of driving when you are behind the wheel.
Your actions can help save lives, but cannot prevent others from behaving irresponsibly. If you are injured by a distracted driver, Bakersfield car accident lawyer Mickey Fine can help. Call us at (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
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