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Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving.

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Driver distraction occurs when the driver's focus is on something other than the primary task of driving. This increases the risk of driver error and crash involvement. Research shows that drivers who talk on a cell phone while driving are four times more likely to be involved in a crash. Although cell phones attract the most attention, there are many in-vehicle and external sources of driver distraction.

Cell phone use is typically associated with lower crash risks than are many other common distracters. For example, reaching for a moving object, interacting with passengers, adjusting entertainment systems, and an outside person, object or event are associated with higher crash risks.

Make safe driving your first priority. If talking on your cell phone is going to distract you, don't use it while driving. If you are behind the wheel and you get a call, just let it ring! If the caller wants to talk to you, he will leave a message. If you suddenly need to make a call, pull over and stop your car as soon as you can.

Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable

The potential for serious injury goes up dramatically in distracted driver cases because the negligent parties are moving at full speed without paying attention to what is happening around them. If traffic suddenly stops or the driver is going faster than the car ahead, the distracted driver usually won't have the chance to hit the brakes before impact.

Contact David J. Chesnut P.A. today to discuss your distracted driving accident claim and learn more about your legal options.

Swift action on your injury claim can greatly increase your chances of success. Contact David J. Chesnut P.A , When Experience Matters. There is never a fee for a consultation.

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David J. Chesnut, P.A.
215 SW. Federal Hwy., #101
Stuart, FL 34994