The United States Department of Transportation notes that cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year, causing a half million injuries and taking 6,000 lives. With these alarming statistics, and because we work in the line of auto accidents, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has put together a Distracted Driving Campaign. We’re currently working with local driving schools across Wisconsin to educate young people about the dangers of distracted driving.
The goal of this campaign is to influence young drivers to encourage their peers to drive safely by putting down their phones, and other distractions, while behind the wheel.
What are the Dangers of Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger not only the driver, but passengers and bystanders.
Distracted driving is common among teenagers and beginner drivers. According to the CDC, in 2018, almost 2,500 teens in the U.S. aged 13-19 were killed, and about 285,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. Results from the 2019 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that, among U.S. high school students who drove, 39% texted or e-mailed while driving at least once in the 30 days before the survey.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Please join us on social media as we highlight the dangers of distracted driving in April and throughout the year.
Have a community group or class that you would like one of our attorneys to do a presentation on distracted driving at? Feel free to email Habush Marketing for more information: