Teens Undergo Distracted Driving Lessons
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 20-hour Driver’s Education Course in Nebraska teaches teens the
distracted driving. Students learn that reading an average text message for three to five
seconds also is enough time to drive the length of a football field. The
driving instructor spends a considerable amount of time ingraining the
dangers of distracted driving into the minds of his teenage students.
As a 39-year-veteran of teaching driving courses, he says this year is
more focused on distracted driving. The instructor is dedicated to teaching
students why not to drive distracted and is one of the first topics discussed
during the week-long course. The Three Rivers Public Health Department
Health Coordinator also lectures the teen students on the dangers of distracted
driving, pointing out it has become the biggest problem on the road and
is the cause of most traffic accidents. Students learn that the top four
distractions are cognitive distractions, visual, audible, and physical.
The course combats the habit of cell phone use, hoping teens will make
better choices than some of their parents. Safe Kids Worldwide conducted
a study in 2014 and found that 28 percent of the teens surveyed said they
have ridden in a vehicle with an adult who was texting. Teens are urged
to interject into situations where they are a passenger of a distracted
driver and should ask them to stop immediately.
Missouri roadways are plagued with distracted drivers. If you have been
an innocent victim of distracted driving, contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord,
LLC, to ensure your rights are protected. Our law firm will work diligently
to recover the compensation you deserve after an unfortunate distracted
driving accident. Don't hesitate,
contact us today.