Melville, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2013
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 25 percent of all car / auto traffic accidents are caused by distracted driving, specifically cellphone use while driving. In an effort to reduce such motor vehicle accidents, the NSC is promoting National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April to urge drivers to put down their cellphones and minimize other potential distractions so they can focus on the road when driving. The 2013 campaign is entitled “What were you thinking?,” and this year marks the third consecutive year the NSC has sponsored April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Although the focus of the NSC’s campaign is to curb cellphone use when driving, it is also geared towards informing drivers that the use of hands-free devices when driving can be just as dangerous as holding a cellphone, as the level of distraction to the brain is relatively the same in both cases. According to Janet Froetscher, the president and CEO of the NSC, “many drivers have a false sense of security that hands-free devices make cellphone use while driving safe… more than 30 research studies show hands-free devices provide no safety benefit as the distraction to the brain remains. We hope people will take the time this April to help spread this important message so needless tragedies can be prevented. (http://www.nsc.org/Pages/April-is-Distracted-Driving-Awareness-Month.aspx)
Alonso Krangle’s dedicated car / auto accident attorneys are experienced at standing up for victims’ rights and holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries they cause. We offer free evaluations to those who have sustained serious injuries in car / auto accidents and truck accidents, that could be linked to distracted driving or other forms of negligence. To discuss a potential claim with one of the compassionate personal injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com.
As part of the “What were you thinking?” campaign, the NSC is encouraging drivers to get involved in the effort to inform the public about the dangers of distracted driving. Some of the ways people can help promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April include by:
Posters, fact sheets, videos and more information regarding National Distracted Driving Awareness Month are available through the NSC’s website. [http://www.nsc.org/safety_road/Distracted_Driving/Pages/DDAM.aspx
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Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on handling significant NY, NJ auto / car accident cases, personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and New Jersey.
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