Distracted Driving In Ohio Increases
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Missouri is not the only state that has seen a rise in
distracted drivers. The state of Ohio is dealing with a dangerous number of traffic accidents
caused by distracted drivers. Distracted driving is a dangerous and an
unacceptable behavior that plagues the roadways in our country. A recent
study reveals more than two-thirds of drivers are distracted by something
inside their car.
According to an Ohio traffic study, more than 13,000 Ohio drivers crashed
their car because of something distracting them from inside their vehicle.
Out of those 13,000 crashes, 39 of the distracted drivers were responsible
for fatal accidents that claimed the lives of 43 people.
According to an AAA spokeswoman, many drivers do not realize how distracted
they are when they operate their vehicle. The AAA continues to advocate
for tougher distracted driving laws and stronger enforcement. Unless something
changes, the numbers will continue to climb. Nationwide, the worst offenders
of distracted driving are between the ages 25-39 years old.
Currently, 46 states have banned texting while driving, and 14 of those
states have banned talking on hand-held phones. In the State of Ohio,
it is only considered a secondary offense if a driver is caught texting
behind the wheel. While a 2014 survey shows that 96% of Ohioans view phone
use behind the wheel as unacceptable, still 30% of the same group say
they do it. Many have joined together in the movement against distracted
driving in the hope that laws will changes and become more effective.
Has a distracted driver caused your traffic accident? Please
call an experienced traffic accident attorney at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC,
today. We have helped numerous clients injured by distracted drivers,
and we can help you.