Texting and driving are becoming more of a crisis

It only takes a second of looking down at a text, and you are off the road. You don't realize the danger until something goes terribly wrong. Even if the crash is the other driver's fault, it may have been possible to avoid the accident if you had been looking at the road instead of your phone.

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of death amongst teens. Distracted driving includes any activity not involving concentrating on the road. Such activities include texting, listening to a podcast, changing your clothes, grooming, buckling your seatbelt, looking under your seat, eating and not maintaining focus on the road. A distracted driver who is texting is more likely to crash.

Here are a few suggestions you can follow the next time you operate your vehicle. If you feel distracted or drowsy, you should think about parking your car and pulling off the road to a safe spot. Limit your distractions by using your smartphone for emergency situations only. Being responsible and stepping away from your vehicle when distracted will save you a lot of money and regret if you do end up in an accident.

To keep you and your loved ones safe while driving, pay attention to the road, wear a seatbelt, drive with caution and maintain a safe distance with a reckless and distracted driver. If a distracted driver has injured you or a loved one, then you may want to consider hiring an experienced attorney.  The attorney will help provide you with the legal assistance to fight for your case and give you the justice you deserve.

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