Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) September 15, 2012
Brad Ryder today announced he will be continuing his efforts to stop distracted driving. By continuing the campaign started during Distracted Driving Awareness month Ryder wants to help by spreading information about the dangers of distracted driving. He is using his Facebook page Stop Distracted Driving to teach as many people as possible about the dangers of distracted driving. Facts:
- Alabama is rated 2nd in nation for teen driving fatalities
- August 1, Alabama bans texting while driving
- The National Safety Council estimates that 24% of all motor vehicle crashes involve cell phone use.
- As per the website, distraction.gov, in 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed and 450,000 more were injured in distracted driving crashes. And these aren't just statistics - they're parents, children, neighbors, and friends.
- Per The Wireless Association®, in the month of June 2011, more than 196 billion text messages were sent or received in the US, up nearly 50% from June 2009.
- National Highway Association states, “Teen drivers are more likely than other age groups to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is reported.”
The organization,distraction.gov sites “Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include.”
The Ryder Law Firm has been practicing personal injury law for over 20 years. Brad Ryder wants to give back to his community and more importantly, stop the staggering statistics regarding distracted driving. Mr. Ryder wants to appeal to all drivers, with focus on parents and their children as soon as possible about driving safety. We want to contribute to new stories, we’ve appealed to the Department of Transportation, seeking advice and best practices to initiate a movement locally to stop these increasing statistics.
Help us help our community drive safely, let’s take a stand against distracted driving.
For more information about distracted driving, visit http://www.facebook.com/nodrivingdistracted. To learn more about the Ryder Law Firm, feel free to visit us at http://www.ryderlaw.com or call us at 256-534-3288.