Distracted Driving Law
Distracted driving is dangerous and a growing cause of auto accidents. Unfortunately, distracted driving accidents happen at an alarming rate in St. Louis area. When a distracted driver causes an accident, they should be held accountable for injuries and other suffering.
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 2018, 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.
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?
Impaired and distracted driving takes many forms. Texting while driving is among the worst. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 3,000 distracted drivers crash and die each year. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute discovered the minimal amount of time attention is taken away from the road while texting and driving is 5 seconds. Crashes often happen within an average of 3 seconds of a driver being distracted. If you or a loved one have been injured by a distracted driver, call Wolfgram and Associates for help.
Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
If you are a injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver using their phone or other device the attorneys at Wolfgram Law can help.
Common Driving Distractions
- Visual Driving Distraction: This includes any instance when motor vehicle operator’s eyes are not focused on the road
- Manual (Hand) Distractions: Occurs when the auto or truck driver hands are not on the steering wheel or gear shift. This can be caused by a number of different things.
- Cognitive Distracted Driving: This occurs when the person driving the automobile or truck is oblivious to what is happening on the road.