There have been studies that compare text messaging on cellphones and other hand-held devices to drunk driving.
Car accidents cause an immense array of personal injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash and even wrongful death. The heartbreaking part of car accidents caused by drunk driving or distracted driving is that these accidents can be prevented.As car accident attorneys, we know the dangers distracted drivers and drunk driving pose to a loved one or you. Both are not safe to do when driving a car and so drivers should abstain from both actions as this could prevent a car accident.
Distracted drivers are a top cause of car accidents in the United States. Cell phone usage such as texting while driving prevents you from operating your car safely as driving involves constant and complex coordination between your vision, mind and body.
In a recent test by Car and Driver the magazine tested both drivers’ reaction times at 35 m.p.h. and 70 m.p.h. to get baseline readings. In the first test the drivers were instructed to type a long text message. Next the drivers were given alcohol until they reached the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content.
The study that compares texting to drunk driving found that reaction time was much worse for drivers when they were distracted by texting while driving than when they driving drunk.
Every year car accidents that end in wrongful death occur because of the irresponsibility of a driver. This is not alright with us, as auto accident attorneys. Is it not worth the effort to make a few changes and save the thousands of lives that are killed in fatal car accidents due to driver distractions and find a way to prevent drunk driving?
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