Distracted Driving, #Itcanwait
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
While there are many reasons for a driver to be distracted including eating,
drinking, using maps, talking to passengers. Perhaps one of the most obvious
driving distractions of our time is the use of Smartphones. Whether it
be emailing, texting, talking, or Pokemon Go, this one device alone gives
drivers the temptation to avert their eyes.
Distracted driving has become an epidemic to the present, in fact, an astonishing 7 out of
10 people admit to using their smartphone while driving. AT&T has
recently launched their it can wait movement to bring awareness to the
seriousness of distracted driving. AT&T is using a virtual reality
simulator that allows a person to see the effects of texting while driving
in just a mere 3 minutes. This gives the ability to reach a lot of people
in a short amount of time. AT&T is also getting pledges from people
not to use their smartphone while driving.
Through research, AT&T found that 4-in-10 of those that did pledge
not to use their smartphone while driving also asked those that they know
not to use their smartphone while driving. 1/3 asked that the driver not
to use while they had passengers and 4-in-10 asked that a passenger manages
This movement has inspired more than 7 million people to take the pledge
not to text while driving. The simulator is currently traveling through
Washington making stops at a mall and then a high school.
If you or someone you know has been in an accident that involved a distracted
driver you have the right to seek financial compensation for any physical
harms, emotional distress, medical expenses, or lost wages you may acquire
as a result. Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC have experienced personal
injury attorneys in St. Louis that can review your case at a free initial
consultation. We have someone available 24/7 at our toll-free number that
can assist in setting this up. Please
call us at 800-391-4318.