April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Safety Council, at least 100 people are injured in distracted driving crashes in the U.S. each day. Smartphones, dashboard screens, and other in-vehicle technologies can cause drivers to glance away from the road and take their minds off driving. When a driver reads or sends a text, the average time their eyes are off the road is five seconds. While five seconds may not seem significant, would you be willing to drive down the highway blindfolded for that amount of time?
Smartphone-related distractions often lead to serious injuries in car accidents, but driving distractions aren’t limited to just the use of technology. Eating, drinking, grooming, reading, changing the radio station, or using a GPS device can also cause drivers to take their eyes and minds off the road.
It is important that we all commit to not drive distracted. The Lawyers of Brown and Roberto have seen an increase in injuries due to distracted drivers over the past few years and these accidents are, for the most part, preventable if we all focus on the road in front of us.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a distracted driver, put The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto to work for you today. Give us a call at 865-691-2777 or contact us through our website at www.brownandroberto.com to set up a free consultation.