Distracted Driving: Cell Phones

Cell phones have truly become a vital part of the average American's lifestyle. However, if one chooses to use a cell phone behind the wheel of a car, the consequences can be extremely serious, even fatal. To put it in perspective, if you use your cell phone for three seconds, traveling at 60 miles per hour, you have traveled the length of a football field while not giving your full attention to the road.

This dangerous behavior has led to a multitude of accidents and fatalities. In 2008, 6,000 drivers were killed due to this form of distracted driving. If you have been harmed or lost a loved one in a collision caused by a distracted driver, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to learn more about your legal options.

Important Statistics

The following statistics help to shed light on this dangerous problem on our roadways:

  • Drivers who use a cell phone while driving have similar driving capabilities as intoxicated individuals (with a BAC of .08 or higher).
  • In 2008, at any given moment, 800,000 Americans were using their cell phone in some capacity while driving.
  • Talking on a cell phone causes nearly a quarter of car accidents in the United States.
  • One-fifth of adults have admitted to sending a text message while driving.
  • In 2008, half a million people were injured in car accidents as a result of distracted driving.

The best way to reduce your chance of an accident is to limit your cell phone use whenever possible while driving. If this is not possible, make sure that you do so in the safest manner possible. Keep the

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If you have been involved in an accident with a distracted driver, you have a right to bring that person to justice in a court of law. Contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today for experienced legal counsel.

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