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The Dangers of Distracted Driving


There were 421,000 people injured in auto accidents in 2012 due to distracted driving, an increase of 9% from 2011. The CDC states that 1 in 5 auto accidents where someone is injured are due to distracted driving.

Distracted Driving: What is it?

The Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving (distraction.gov), says that any activity that takes away from the person’s attentino to driving is considered distracted driving. The government site goes onto state that any driving that is distracted can endanger the driver, his or her pasengers and others no the road.

Distracted Driving Examples

There are several ways in which a driver can become distracted. A few examples are:

 Using a cell phone, whether this is talking, texting or emailing
 Eating and/or drinking
 Talking to others in the vehicle
 Adjusting the music in the vehicle
 Using a navigation system

Anything that forces a driver to take both hands off the wheel or their eyes off the road is considered distracted driving.

If you know the signs to look for when it comes to distracted driving, you can help to avoid getting into an accident. These distracted driving signs include:

 Switching lanes or swerving in the lane
 Braking suddenly
 Going through red lights or stop signs without stopping
 Following other cars to closely
 Not driving the speed limit, whether this is too fast or too slow

Realizing the signs of distracted driving can help you to avoid getting in an accident or can help you to determine if the authorities need to be called.

If you have been injured in an accident, contact Mike Agruss Law, at 312-224-4695 for a free consultation. We are a firm representing individuals and families who have suffered an injury or loss due to an accident. Mike Agruss Law, will handle your personal injury case quickly, will advise you every step of the way, and will not hesitate to go to trial for you.

Lastly, Mike Agruss Law, does not get paid attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. Therefore, you have nothing to risk when you hire us–just the opportunity to seek justice.

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