On behalf of The Law Offices of David L. Milligan posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on Friday, April 22, 2016.
How often have you looked at the car driving alongside you only to see someone looking down, presumably at a cell phone? Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of automobile accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than ten percent of fatal accidents are caused by distracted drivers, and that number is rising every year.
Yet, while most people know it’s dangerous, they do just that; drive their vehicles while doing something else. It is only when they get into an accident that they realize they were not immune to the dangers. That is why the National Safety Council declared April National Distracted Driving Month. The purpose of their campaign is to bring awareness to this dangerous and increasingly common behavior among drivers.