The report states that in 2011, 3,300 people were killed and 387,000 were injured due to distracted driving accidents nationwide.
New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
April is observed in the United States as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to an April 5 news release issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at any given daylight moment in the United States, about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or electronic devices while driving. The report also states that in 2011, 3,300 people were killed and 387,000 were injured due to distracted driving accidents nationwide.
Based on a NHTSA's 2012 National Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors, most drivers, about 74 percent, support bans on hand-held cell phone use and 94 percent say texting while driving should be banned. However, the report shows that in 2011, of the 212 million licensed drivers in the country, 102 million drivers were answering calls and 50 million drivers were placing calls as they were driving.
During April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is important for all drivers to remember that cell phones and electronic devices must be put away and that their full attention should be on the roadway, said New York personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "The best way to ensure that you don't drive distracted is to put your cell phone out of reach before you start driving."
It is also crucial for parents and older members of the household to set an example for younger drivers, Wilhelm says. "If parents talk on the cell phone or text while driving, their children are likely to adopt similar habits. Parents should talk to their teen drivers about responsible driving."
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