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.