Here are some harrowing facts if you are regularly a driver or passenger in a car:
- The hashtag #driving can be found on over 3 million selfies posted to Instagram
- Nearly 50,000 photos posted to Instagram have the hashtag #drivinghome
- #drivingtowork and #drivingselfie combined account for nearly 15,000 posts to Instagram
These facts indicate that, at nearly anytime on Bakersfield’s busy roads, a driver could be paying more attention to photographing himself than making sure he doesn’t injure you in a car accident.
Distracted driving is a factor in hundreds of thousands of car accidents every year. These accidents often result in serious injury or even death. Until now, the biggest risk was texting, but consider this: sending or receiving a text takes the average driver 4.6 seconds.
That’s 4.6 seconds to look at a phone, type out a message, and hit “Send.” How long does taking a selfie take? How long are a driver’s eyes off of the road when taking a picture, making sure it’s satisfactory, uploading it to Instagram, and tagging it? Finally, what kind of danger does that place everyone else on the road? The answer is, significant danger.
Bakersfield car accident attorney Mickey Fine fights for victims of negligent drivers. He would be happy to meet with you for a free one-on-one consultation to assess your case, answer your questions, and help you better understand all that you may be entitled to.
To schedule a free consultation with our Bakersfield distracted driving car accident attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Mickey Fine or call (661) 333-3333 today.