Distracted Driving Awareness Month is April
There are three types of distractions in regards to driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. These types include visual distractions, manual distractions, and cognitive distractions.
The activity of texting while driving can be classified in all three of the distracted driving categories. This hazardous distraction is associated with severe consequences. These consequences include fatal car accidents and injuries. People who send text messages while being behind the wheel of a vehicle are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident.
Drivers have delayed response times when they are distracted. This type of driving accounted for 5,474 fatalities in 2009 and 448,000 injuries that same year. It is important to be informed of the dangers associated with this practice.
Please contact the Des Moines reckless driving accident lawyers of by calling 877-327-2600 if you or someone you know has been severely injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver.