Like many events due to COVID-19, April’s Distracted Driving Awareness month has been postponed by the National Safety Council. However, people are still out on the roads traveling to their essential jobs and other necessary functions. Here at Williams DeLoatche, P.C. we feel that distracted driving awareness should be observed not just in April, but every day and especially during this pandemic.
One point that we want people to especially understand is that talking on a cell phone – even hands-free – diverts your attention away from driving. On a typical day, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes. The bottom line is that anything that takes your eyes off the road for even a few seconds can cause a deadly accident.
Here are some great tips from the National Safety Council to help keep you focused on the road:
- Program your phone and electronics like GPS or direction apps before you start driving.
- Don’t interact with your electronics and phone even when sitting at red lights or stop signs because it takes your brain some time to return its focus to the road.
- Keep in mind that voice-to-text is not safer because it may distract you longer than texting.
- Most importantly, your life is worth more than any call, text or playlist and nothing is more important than getting to your destination safely.
If you are involved in an accident due to a distracted driver and have been seriously injured Williams DeLoatche is well-versed in accidents of this nature. When you contact Williams DeLoatche, P.C. you will speak directly to a lawyer that can help you. We provide personal attention combined with extensive experience. We have worked in the insurance industry and now work representing the injured. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and proper compensation!
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