Texting and Driving - Is it as Dangerous as We Think?

The National Safety Council recently released a report indicating that 40,000 people died as a result of motor vehicle accidents in 2016.  This is a 6% increase from the prior year, and the most since 2007.
 
TEXTING AND DRIVING – IS IT AS DANGEROUS AS WE THINK?
 
Of course it is!   It isn’t just texting, though – the availability of a multitude of apps makes it more difficult than ever to keep our eyes off our devices.  Authorities believe, however, that failing to wear seat belts, driving while intoxicated, and speeding may contribute to the increase in fatalities more than anything else.
 
The full text of the article may be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/business/highway-traffic-safety.html .
 
We at Dougherty & Holloway encourage you to talk with your teenagers about the risks of distracted driving – from whatever cause – and also urge you to consider your own behaviors and what you might do to reduce your personal risk of a motor vehicle accident.
 
We see the devastation from motor vehicle injuries and fatalities on a daily basis, and are always available to help you get back to what is important if you or a loved one is involved in an accident. 
 
Keep us in mind should the need arise – and please drive carefully!

Remember . . . WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, CALL D&H LAW.

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