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MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYER-DISTRACTED DRIVING ON THE RISE

MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS-DISTRACTED DRIVING ON THE RISE.

MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS at the SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM call your attention to the announcement of recent statistics proving that distracted driving remains a major safety problem that is actually on the rise.  The Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety recently announced that the number of drivers who were arrested for distracted driving increased 23% between 2016 and 2017.

Distracted driving is said to be the cause of 1/4th of the car accidents on Minnesota roads.

MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS-TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS A MAJOR PROBLEM.

Mike Hanson, head of the Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety stated that “Texting is continuing to be a critical, almost epidemic issue on Minnesota Roads.

MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS-MEDICAL ISSUES CAUSE DISTRACTED DRIVING.

Every day, news reports involving car accidents caused by drivers with medical issues.  In a recent article, a woman who was experiencing a severe diabetic crisis was reported to cause a fatal accident while driving down the wrong side of the road, against normal traffic flow.

MINNEAPOLIS INJURY LAWYERS-DRUNK DRIVING REMAINS A PROBLEM.

Drunk driving remains a major cause of distracted driving, causing over 10,000 traffic deaths in the last reporting year.  One study reported that over 50% of all wrongful deaths from car accidents are the result of drunk driving.