Distracted Driving Accidents

Injured by a distracted driver that was texting, eating, or talking on the phone?

Distracted Driving Safety in Florida
Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. There were 3,328 persons killed in 2012 because of distracted driving crashes. The department of transportation has begun an effort to stop text messaging and cell phone use behind the wheel. There are various forms of distracted driving that are contributing to this national epidemic.

Learning More About National Bans

Several national bans have been implemented, that address visual, manual and cognitive driving distractions. National distracted driving summits were held in 2009, which banned text messaging and cell phone use for commercial drivers. There were several campaigns launched to raise more public awareness of this vehicular issue.

Visual, Manual and Cognitive Distractions While Driving

Most jurisdictions have passed state ordinances for distracted driving, including the following:

Summary

Distracted driving is currently a leading cause of traffic accidents and deaths within the United States. Most American states have passed ordinances that ban text messaging and using a cell phone while driving an automobile.  If you believe you have been wrongfully insured by someone that was texting and driving, or was distracted during some other activity, please don’t hesitate to call one of our car accident attorneys at Zimmerman & Frachtman for a free case review.