(PRWEB) January 07, 2013
In an effort to make our roads safer, Hardison Wood announced today the release of their distracted driving infographic to stop distracted driving. Hardison Wood is dedicated to helping spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road. Through this infographic, they are encouraging all drivers to take responsibility for stopping texting and hand-held cell phone use while driving.
“We are serious about doing what we can to stop this dangerous behavior,” said Hardison Wood, Esq. “It’s alarming to see how many people think it’s okay to text, talk or surf the web on their phone while driving, but the facts show that these actions can have deadly consequences.”
Every day 1,200 people are injured and 15 die in accidents reported to involve a distracted driver. At 55mph, taking your eyes off the road for a single text message, just 4.5 seconds, is akin to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded. This is especially concerning for young drivers, since 16% of all distracted driving accidents involve those under the age of 20.
While any action that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the singular task of driving is a danger, there is increased concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines the three major types of distraction – manual, visual and cognitive. Combining all three makes for an especially dangerous combination when piloting a 5,000-pound vehicle.
“These sad statistics reinforce the importance of educating drivers both young and old about distracted driving,” said Hardison Wood, Esq.
“We want to encourage state legislatures to pass laws that will help keep our families, friends and communities safe, and join the 39 states that have already banned texting messaging for all drivers” Hardison Wood, Esq. said. “We cannot afford to allow this deadly behavior to continue.”
For more information on the Hardison Wood “Dr!v!ng While D!str@ct3d” infographic, and to help distribute the infographic for awareness, please visit our blog.