Everyone, especially employers and parents of teenagers should make all attempts to avoid distracted driving in Missouri. There are studies out that show the average text message takes 4.6 seconds to type and send. At a speed of 55 mph, your car is going over 80 feet per second will travel the length of a football field in 4.6 seconds.
In 2012, distracted drivers killed 3,328 people and injured 421,000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. The National Safety Council estimates that every 24 seconds, there is a cell phone-related crash.
Here are some tips to avoid distracted driving in Missouri
1. Turn off the phone.
2. Put your phone on silent and keep it in your pocket, purse or in the back seat.
3. Use “Do not disturb” features on your phone.
4. Use an app. There are several apps to curb distracted driving including free ones. Test a few until you find one that works for you.
5. Don’t answer your phone. Think of it this way “I am busy right now and don’t have time to talk”
If you or someone you love have been injured in a Missouri distracted driving accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a right to recover compensation for injury including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when a distracted driver injured them but we only handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.