The Minneapolis Injury Lawyers on the Schmidt Salita Law Team wish to remind you that the Distracted Driving Awareness Month (April) is about to end. They trust that the message will not be forgotten.
Distracted driving is really a major problem. It is a simple fact that cell phone usage reduces driving safety. The Minneapolis Injury Lawyers want you to know the facts. A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported the following:
- that 13% of teens and young adults involved in car accidents were reported to have been using a cell phone at the time.
- Approximately half of young drivers report the regular use of cell phones during driving.
- Another study reported that driver distraction continues after the cell phone usage stops, for as long as 27 seconds.
- Another study proved that distracted driving from cell phone can be just as bad as drunk driving.
- A study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration concluded that text messaging increases the risk of a crash by 23 times.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 3,300 people are killed annually from distracted driving. Nearly 400,000 are injured from distracted driving.
- Another study reported that 90% of drivers recognize the danger of cell phone distractions. However, 35% admitted to cell phone usage while driving.
The Minneapolis Injury Lawyers on the Schmidt Salita Law Team have successfully handled three wrongful death cases caused by distracted driving due to cell phone usage.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team, Minneapolis Injury Lawyers, focuses its practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases. It strives to provide personal injury services with personal attention. It serves the entire state of Minnesota, particularly in the Minneapolis St. Paul Metropolitan area, including the municipalities of Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Osseo, Anoka, Elk River, Brooklyn Center., Brooklyn Park, Blaine, Woodbury, Stillwater, Eagan, Burnsville, Farmington, Hastings, Shakopee, Savage, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and Hopkins.