April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this an opportune time to evaluate our current efforts to change driving attitudes and habits. New technology in vehicles is causing us to become more distracted behind the wheel than ever before. According to the National Safety Counsel, fifty-three percent of drivers believe if manufacturers put phone display dashboards and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe. And, with some state laws focusing on handheld bans, many drivers honestly believe they are making the safe choice by using a hands-free device. But in fact, these technologies distract our brains even long after you’ve used them.
Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone, but when you are the one distracted, you often don’t realize that driver is you.
With Brock Law Offices experience in motor vehicle accidents, we see this becoming and epidemic and a huge problem on today’s roadways. If you or someone you know has been in an accident, give one of our experienced attorneys a call today.
See the powerful video from the National Safety Counsel, here: Distracted Driving: One Call Can Change Everything