Distracted Diving Laws in Missouri
Distracted driving is dangerous and a growing cause of auto accidents in Missouri. Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents happen at an alarming rate in the St. Louis area. When distracted driver causes an accident, they should be held accountable for injuries and other suffering. According to CDC, nine people in united states are killed every day in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.
It is never safe to operate a motor vehicle while using a smart phone, tablet, or any other electronic device. This includes GPS software, radio, food, and drinks. Any distraction is dangerous and the safest driver is the one that is focused on the road at all times.
In 2021, more than 30,000 people were killed in automobile accidents in the United States. In fact, there are more than 1,000 car accidents every day caused by distracted driving. In 2019, 3142 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
Did you know that you will travel more than the length of a football field in a vehicle on the highway in less time that it takes you to use your phone?