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The dangers of distracted driving and cellphone usage by drivers

For most people, it would be difficult to get through the day without using a cellphone. To many, this piece of technology is their lifeline. It provides communication capabilities as well as entertainment. Whether it is for work or personal matters, many individuals tend to also use their phones wile driving. While it is well known that this growing trend is dangerous, many still partake in it. Unfortunately, it does not matter how good of a driver a person is, when a motorist is distracted because of cellphone use, it could cause a serious automobile accident.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, the use of cellphones by motorists have unintended consequences, such as serious and even fatal automobile crashes. Even though distracted driving is dangerous, many still partake in this risky behavior. In fact, the FCC found that roughly 9 people are killed and another 1,000 are injured on a daily basis in the U.S. due to a distracted driver.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in 2015 here wee 3,477 people killed and an estimated 391,000 people injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. It as further discovered that during the daytime hours, 660,000 drivers across the nation are using their cellphones while driving. While there is no federal ban on texting while driving, many states have taken steps to reduce the chances of these accidents. Unfortunately, these efforts do not prevent them, as many victims are harmed and killed by distracted drivers.

When a negligent driver causes an accident, victims are often left dealing with much pain and hardship. Many questions exist, including how the accident occurred. A personal injury action could help answer these questions, helping to hold a negligent driver accountable while also assisting with the collection of compensation for losses and damages suffered.

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