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Distracted Driving is more dangerous than DWI

Posted by John J. Kahn, Jr. | Jul 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is no single cause of a vehicular accident. Generally, there three causes of road accident – drowsiness, distraction, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These causes of road crash often occur together. A driver that is distracted is more dangerous than a driver that is intoxicated.

Many fatal crashes involve distracted driving including texting, talking on cell phones, and using in-dash electronics. The increasing popularity of  social media applications such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, SnapChat and recently, Pokemon Go, have emerged as major problems in their own right. a majority of teenagers have reported in studies that they use various forms of social media while driving. The danger is growing for everyone including our own children.

Distraction: What it Really Means

The focus of distraction has to do with the use of cellphones or texting while driving. Other distraction include:

  • Talking with passengers
  • Eating, drinking, or smoking
  • Adjusting dashboard controls
  • Daydreaming
  • Looking for something inside the vehicle
  • Looking at a navigation system.

Distracted driving is not an excuse it is a problem

Some mistakes you just can not take back…sometimes sorry is just not good enough. Distracted driving is that mistake. People get die and people get hurt and it is completely avoidable. Just put the cell phone away when you are driving.

If a distracted driver cared more about their social media than they did your safety and caused an accident that injured you, contact The Kahn Law Firm for a free consultation to see how we can help you today.   713-226-9900

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