Cell Phones Can Kill
According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, you may want to stay away from drivers busy talking on their cell phones. Researchers discovered that cell phone users were four to five times more likely to have crashes than non-users.
While convenient, using cell phones while driving can be hazardous. The American Automobile Association offers these tips:
Make sure your phone is mounted where you can easily reach it while driving. The phone should be within comfortable reach in your usual driving position and as close as possible to your line of vision.
Keep your attention on the road by programming frequently called numbers into the phone’s memory to minimize dialing.
Dial sensibly. Wait for a stoplight, pull off the road to dial or ask a passenger to dial for you.
- Don’t use your cellular phone in distracting traffic situations. Pull off the road to make a call.
- Use your voice mail to take calls or leave yourself messages. Never take notes while driving.
There are too many car accidents in Florida because of inattentive drivers. Many car crashes could be avoided if the at-fault driver was paying attention to driving and not being distracted by other things.
If you have been injured in a car accident because of an inattentive driver, it is important that you consult a lawyer right away. The insurance companies have attorneys working for them, you should too.