Posted on: May 24, 2011
Driving while distracted on a cell phone or smartphone accounts for 15-25 percent of car accidents, according to a new estimate.
A study by the Governors Highway Safety Association determined distractions account for between 15% and 25% of all crashes, which range from minor fender-benders to accidents involving fatalities.
The association comprised the information after looking at 350 scientific papers on the subject, according to news reports .
“Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know,” GHSA executive director Barbara Harsha said in a statement. “Clearly, more studies need to be done addressing both the scope of the problem and how to effectively address it.”
As a Orangeburg personal injury lawyer , I believe this driver’s addictions to staying plugged into what’s going on at all times can be dangerous. I hope studies like this can continue to work to keep drivers safe. I urge drivers to put down the cell phone while driving to ensure their safety as well as others, whether there is a law against cell phone use or not.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by distracted driving, contact a car accident lawyer in Orangeburg.