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Avoiding Car Accidents from Distracted Driving This Summer

Gurnee distracted driving accident lawyerHeading into the middle of July, the vast majority of Americans are out and about enjoying the heat of summer. Adults and teenagers alike are making plans with friends, cranking up the music, and setting out to enjoy the seemingly endless outdoor recreation possibilities. But as you and your family go out to enjoy summer plans, make sure you remain focused while behind the wheel. In 2016 alone, 3,540 Americans lost their lives in distracted driving accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is described as any activity that diverts one’s eyes, hands, or overall awareness from the road. Throughout 2015, over 300,000 people nationwide suffered injuries that required hospitalization due to distracted driving. If you or a loved one are injured in a motor vehicle accident this summer, contacting an experienced personal injury attorney can help you and your family get the help you deserve. 

Avoiding Distractions on the Road  

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distracted driving accidents, driving safety, Waukegan distracted driving accident lawyer, texting and driving, driving and cell phonesEach year, an average of over 3,200 people are killed and over 400,000 people are injured in distracted driving accidents across the United States. Whether it comes from talking on a cell phone, texting, adjusting the radio, or any other activity that takes a driver’s attention off the road, distracted driving is one of the greatest dangers to public safety in modern life.

In fact, a recent study by Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a technology company that tracks driving habits, found that nearly 25 percent of drivers were using a phone within one minute before being involved in a car accident.

The temptation to pay attention to a phone call or text or perform some other activity that distracts from driving is a problem, but drivers can improve safety on the road by following these tips:

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