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What is America’s Newest Driving Campaign to Prevent Accidents?

Posted on December 19th, 2014 by Admin

Just as buckle up was the catchphrase in the 1980s for promoting seat belt use, the no phone zone is the slogan for today’s driving generation.  Statistics show that cell phone use and texting while driving can lead to auto accidents.  Consequently, more and more states are joining the text ban roster.  If you suffer injury in an accident where the other driver was texting, consult an Atlanta distracted driving lawyer about pursuing a case.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has devoted a website, called distraction.gov, to promote its agenda of stopping cell phone use, texting and other types of distractions while driving.  Of all driving distractions, the DOT reports that text messaging is the worst because it takes all of the driver’s attention — visually, manually, and cognitively — away from the road.  Distraction.gov lists nine actions that amount to distracted driving:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

One of the most important steps you can take to prevent auto accidents is not to use a cell phone or text while driving.  However, there are also other actions you can take to prevent auto accidents.

If you are the victim of a car accident, the Cochran Firm Atlanta is committed to seeing you receive the compensation you deserve. Call toll-free (404) 222-9922 for your free consultation or complete our convenient contact form.

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