New Infographic: Distracted Driving is #1 Killer of American Teens

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Christensen Law Firm releases tragic infographic about the nature of the distracted driving epidemic in America.

Concerned by the number of preventable automobile fatalities in Utah, the Christensen Law Firm released "Cell Phone and Driving," in an effort to discourage distracted driving.

The infographic reveals shocking information such as the fact that distracted driving is the #1 killer of American teens and that 18% of all fatal accidents are caused by cell phone use. Startlingly, 9 out of 10 teens claims that the people around them practice distracted driving, and 1 in 4 Americans who download cell phone applications admit to using them while driving. These numbers represent an epidemic that must be controlled.

To put the seriousness of this problem in perspective the Christensen Law Firm shows that cell phone use is as detrimental to driving ability as the blood alcohol limit of .08 percent. The infographic also shows how seriously the country isn’t taking this problem. A map indicates States with laws against texting while driving and states with no laws against it, tragically about 1/3 of the country is doing little or nothing about this problem.

Attorney Ken Christensen explains that “Distracted driving, especially cell phone use, has become a serious problem. This infographic gives drivers a snapshot understanding of why they should never use a cell phone while driving. Knowledge is power, and in this case we are hoping it will be powerful enough to save lives.”

As our society has become more and more permeated by electronic devices, distracted driving has become a significant danger on the roads. The Christensen Law Firm's infographic is intended to be distributed and shared through social media as a means of reducing the number of preventable automobile fatalities by raising awareness of its dangers. The lawyers of the Christensen Law Firm hope that the information presented in the infographic will help drivers become aware of the potential consequences of distracted driving and encourage them to give their full attention to the road.

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