Our Tennessee Auto Accident Lawyers have handled all sorts of cases over the past 20 years. However, the rise of cases resulting from people texting and driving is border line epidemic. We recently spoke about this problem on TN mornings:
As more evidence of the problem you can look at the government statistics below:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the percentage of drivers who use cell phones (texting or emailing) increased to 0.9% in 2010.
The percentage of drivers using a cell phone while holding it to their ears was 5% in 2010 The level of hand-held cell phone use was higher among women drivers than men drivers.
Drivers between the ages 16 to 24 are more likely to use a hand-held telephones hone.
More than three-quarters reported that they were likely to answer calls on all, most, or some trips while driving. They also said that they rarely consider traffic situations when deciding to use their cell phones.
There were 3,092 deaths in distraction-related car wrecks in 2010, but the number is probably much higher.
Most drivers said they are willing to answer a call or text while driving, but most of these same drivers said they would feel unsafe as a passenger in a car where the driver was sending or receiving text message
If you have been the victim of a distracted driver feel free to call one of our Nashville Car Wreck Lawyers today.