by Michael TarioSeptember 24, 2015 Personal Injury Attorney Blog Bellingham0 comments
Current Distracted Driving Laws
In 2008, distracted driving was responsible for 6,000 car accidents that resulted in deaths plus an additional 500,000 injuries.
Cell Phones are Primary Cause of Distracted Driving
- A driver talking on a cell phone is as impaired as a driver with a .08 blood-alcohol level; the legal limit in most states.
- A driver who is texting is as impaired as a driver with a .16 blood-alcohol level!
- Drivers talking on cell phones have slower reaction times. Tests have shown that drivers talking on cell phones hit the brakes half a second slower in an emergency and miss more than half the visual cues seen by drivers who are giving their full attention to the road.