Distracted Drivers Springfield Missouri
Please Stop Driving While inTEXTicated!
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Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to be in an accident resulting in injury , texting(distracted drivers) while driving has now surpassed alcohol as the highest contributing factor to teen fatalities on Missouri and US roadways. Information provided by the (MSAC and NHTSA)
At Ransin Injury Law one of the most alarming personal injury case trends in distracted driving accidents resulting from a driver using their cell phone. Texting while driving is extremely dangerous and attorney David W. Ransin would like to help prevent the growing number of serious injuries related to texting and cell phone use accidents on the Missouri roadways.
Our goal at Ransin Injury Law is to continue educating our drivers about the hazards of texting while driving and continue lobbying support for sticker laws on Missouri roadways to help reduce fatalities and injuries resulting from a driver who was texting.
In a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on districted drivers many alarming statistics were discovered about driving habits of motorists in the United States.
As an example, in this research study 24.2% of all male respondents stated that they believe there is no difference in their driving while texting, 25.8% of female respondents also stated that they believe there is no difference in their driving while texting. The largest age group that stated there was no difference in their driving habits was the ages of 25-34. In fact, the age group of 18-20 responded at 19.6% compared to the age group of 45-64 at 24.1%. At Ransin Injury Law our aim is to not only educate younger drivers, but also older drivers as well, as often times we believe that accidents caused by texting is attributed to young, inexperienced drivers, but in reality all age groups are a contributing factor of this growing number of accidents related to texting.
Key Statistics Nationally:
In 2010, 3,093 individuals were killed in an auto accident involving a distracted driver and over 416,000 suffered personal injuries in motor vehicle accidents involving a districted driver.
18% of all auto accidents in the United States were attributed to distracted drivers.
In June 2011 the (CTIA) reported that there were 196 billion text messages sent and received in the United States, up nearly 50% from June 2010.
11% of all drivers under the age of 20 that were involved in a fatal accident reported as a districted driver at the time of the accident. This represents the largest age group of drivers in fatal distracted driving accidents.
40% of all American teens report they have been a passenger in a car where the driver was texting.
When a vehicle operator sends or receives a text that driver is taking their eyes off the road an average of 4.5 seconds, if that driver was going 55mph it would be the equivalent length of an entire football field, driving completely blind.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a driver who was distracted or texting on their cell phone, please call Ransin Injury Law today. We have the investigative experience to successfully prove complicated distracted driving cases.
In a recent study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) they recently examined distracted drivers. The following is their findings:
Distracted Driving Kills
Everyday more than 15 people are killed as a result of a distracted driver; more than 1,200 people are personally injured from an auto accident resulting from a distracted driver. A distracted driver classification is any activity that takes a drivers attention away from the operation of a motor vehicle. The activities include email, texting, phone calls and cell phone operations are the most common activities that cause auto accidents.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
A text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction. If you have questions regarding texting while driving or have been injured by a driver who was distracted please call Ransin Injury Law today so we may protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation you deserve.