Orlando car accident attorney Carolyn Salzmann of Legally Pink Law is reminding Central Florida drivers of the nation’s top three causes of accidents. The number one accident cause is a phenomenon that has been sharply increase since the advent of mobile devices: distracted driving.
Distracted driving continues to be the number one leading cause of car accidents in America. Talking on the phone, texting, applying makeup, eating, reading maps, programming GPS directions, and tending to the kids on the back seats are all contributors to distracted driving. Drivers who use a hand-held device are 4 times more likely to get into a car accident than drivers who keep their eyes on the road ahead. People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to get into an accident. Putting down the phone, storing it out of reach, or simply shutting it off is the single most important thing you can do to prevent a car accident.
In some cases, distracted driving can mean swerving off the road, hitting medians, and endangering yourself. In other cases, your distractions can put other driver’s lives at risk. If you were in a car accident with alcohol involved, contact your Orlando car accident attorney today.