One of the most dangerous problems on America’s roads today is the act of distracted driving. In 2009 5,474 people were killed and 450,000 were injured because of a distracted driver on the road. That’s 16% of all fatal crashes and 20% of all injury crashes for the year. One in five of those deaths involved reports of the driver using a cell phone.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has developed an official government website to serve as a campaign against distracted driving, http://www.distraction.gov There is a great deal of information and statistics on the subject, hopefully they can make a real difference.
At Rutter Mills, we see the devastating effects of distracted driving on an almost daily basis. We have seen countless numbers of our clients injured in an auto accident by another driver who was using a cell phone when they are supposed to be focused on the road. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident at the fault of someone else, call the personal care attorneys of Rutter Mills.