Are You a Distracted Driver?
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The typical American spends an average of 37,935 hours during their lifetime
driving a vehicle, according to a study performed by the Harvard Health
Watch. According to these statistics, an individual drives a vehicle 101
minutes a day. While Americans are busier than ever before, multitasking
is crucial to accomplishing all the tasks that must be performed throughout
the day. This has become one of the leading reasons for
Distracted driving has caused millions of auto accidents, many of which
have been fatal. Any driver that engages in activity that prevents them
from giving their full attention to the roadway is guilty of distracted
driving. Examples would be eating, texting, speaking on a cell phone that
is not a hands-free device, applying makeup, and allowing passengers to
be a distraction.
Several researchers believe that the increased technology of smartphones
is a direct link to the increased distracted driving accidents. The ability
to communicate with other people for business or personal purposes at
nearly anytime in nearly any location is wonderful. However, using a cell
phone while driving is very dangerous. In fact, researchers have determined
that driving while texting is just as deadly as driving under the influence
of alcohol. It is important to follow all safety precautions while driving
and commit to being a safe driver.
Have you been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by
a distracted driver? If so, let the St. Louis personal injury attorneys
at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLLC help you. Our firm has recovered over
$300 million in compensation for accident victims. We will support you
during this difficult time while fighting to hold all those responsible
for your damages accountable.
Contact us office today to receive a free consultation.