Dallas, TX (Vocus) November 12, 2010
Eberstein & Witherite, LLC, the leading Dallas/DFW area car wreck lawyers, have seen first hand the effects of texting while driving and are urging those behind the wheel to put down the phone when driving a vehicle. Texting while driving leads to increased distractions and increased chances of causing an auto accident.
According to multiple third party studies, texting while driving impairs drivers worse than driving under the influence of alcohol. A 2009 Car and Driver Magazine experiment proved that at 70 mph stopping distance increased 4 feet when legally drunk, over 36 feet when the driver was reading an email, and over 70 feet when the driver was attempting to send a text message. Dallas car wreck lawyers see scenarios play out on the real roads daily.
The texting while driving pandemic may be at its worst among American teenagers. A survey of over 900 teens from 26 high schools nationwide conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group show that 37% of students found texting while driving to be “very” or “extremely” distracting. Additionally, a AAA study discovered that 46% of teenage drivers admitted to being distracted when behind the wheel due to texting with friends.
The Dallas car wreck lawyers at 1800-Car-Wreck.com want drivers to know that on January 26, 2010 the US Department of Transportation announced a federal ban on texting while driving by truckers and bus drivers. All drivers should take this as a warning on the dangers of texting while driving and avoid the act when behind the wheel.
If hit by a motor vehicle operator who was texting when driving, contact the leading Dallas car wreck lawyers of Eberstein and Witherite at http://www.1800-Car-Wreck.com or by calling 1800-Car-Wreck to learn more on your legal rights as an injured party.
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