Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is dedicated to reminding us to reevaluate negative habits that many people participate in while driving. Although there have been numerous technological advancements over the years, which are meant to improve vehicle safety, it also means that these advancements have added distractions into our daily driving routine.
In fact, studies have shown that distracted and reckless driving are a huge contributor to teen accidents that cause deaths every year. There are a wide range of forms of distracted driving that are responsible for serious and fatal accidents each year, including eating, applying makeup, changing the radio station, programming or checking the GPS system, or even speaking with a passenger in the vehicle. Essentially, anything that can take your hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, or mind off of driving, can be considered distracted driving.
With that being said, there are countless distractions that can jeopardize your safety, as well as your passengers, and others on the road. However, one of the most common and most dangerous forms of distracted driving is cell phone use. As a result, it is imperative to recognize the serious risks involved with so many distractions that are out there while operating a vehicle.
This is especially true in a day and age when social media platforms, such as Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and others are extremely prevalent. These social media platforms have certainly caused distracted driving accidents to rise, resulting in severe injuries and even death.
This is a reminder that taking your eyes off the road for as little as a second or two can result in extreme repercussions.
Contact a Trusted Auto Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident caused by distracted driving in Los Angeles, then it is important that you protect your best interests and seek legal help from a trusted distracted driving accident lawyer in Los Angeles. Our team has extensive experience representing victims of auto accidents and are here for you every step of the way. At Fiore Legal, we offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything.