April is a month dedicated to raising awareness against the dangers of distracted driving. It's a common misconception that texting is the only form of distracted driving. However, there are many more. Including:
- Eating or drinking
- Tending to children or pets
- Changing the radio
- Adjusting GPS
- Talking to other passengers
- Getting lost in thoughts
- Grooming hair or putting on make-up
All month long organizations across the nation are sharing statistics and offering tips to help spread awareness. The US Department of Transportation's Traffic Safety Marketing Team has put together multiple Distracted Driving Campaigns to educate people on why it can cause such a significant threat.
History of Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Distracted driving began in the mid-1905 when Chrysler added Highway HiFi (a mobile record player) in its cars. As technology began to advance over the years, car companies continued to introduce features that increased the chances of distracted driving. Technologies such as easy-to-use buttons on steering wheels or voice recognition tools have been added to cars to fight the rising statistics. However, preparing for your ride before pulling off is recommended to ensure you make it to your destination as safely as possible.
Take The First Step
The first step to fighting distracted driving habits starts with you. Find out more about ways to prevent driving distractions, and sign the National Safety Councils #JustDrive pledge. This is an easy way to commit to yourself to eliminate distractions so that you can focus on just driving.
We Can Help
If you or someone you know has been injured in a distracted driving-related accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. It's important that you consider working with an attorney to help you understand your legal options. Here at Butwinick Injury Law, we have the experience needed to fight cases just like yours. Don't be afraid to contact us, you don't have to fight this alone. Let us be your voice.
Call us today at (855) 812-3110, or visit us online to schedule your free consultation and review the details of your case with an award-winning member of our team.