Our Michigan car accident lawyers realize the dangers of texting while driving and you should too. Put your phone on silent and out of sight, so you won’t be tempted to answer it. Is sending a text worth risking your life?
According to CBS News these are recent statistics that have been collected through different surveys and studies.
The average teen sends or receives an average of 2,899 text-messages per month
61 percent of teens admit to risky driving habits. Forty-six percent of that 61 percent say that they text message while driving.
Texting took a driver's focus away from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, enough time to travel the length of a football field at 55 mph.
In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in the U.S. because of accidents that involved distracted driving. Another 448,000 were injured.
Of the 5,474 killed because of distracted driving, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a factor. However, the number of fatalities caused by cell phone use could be much higher. For those who were injured, 24,000 involved reports of cell phone use as a distraction.
One-fifth of qualified drivers in the United States of America send texts while driving.
These statistics are scary but factual. Eliminate car accidents by resisting the urge to text. Save a Life!
Common Michigan Car Accident Injuries
Distracted driving, such as texting while driving is a serious issue. Catastrophic injuries are frequent outcomes of Michigan car accidents. Victims of Michgian auto accidents do have legal rights. If you or a family member suffer injuries in a car accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one our experienced Michigan personal injury attorney. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.