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Driver Distraction Is a Significant Cause of Car Accidents


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7/30/2010
Jason Schultz
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We live busy, multi-tasking lives that sometimes spill over into our time behind the wheel.  Perhaps, on the way to the dentist, you are thinking about the report due at work or who will pick up the kids from school, and your phone rings. What do you do? Do you answer it? 

The correct answer, we all know, is to let it ring. And studies will back that up. Distracted driver car accidents in Peachtree City are indicative of a larger national trend. Statistics show that driver distraction-activities that are not related to driving and that take your attention away from the road-is one of the main causes for car accidents in drivers ages 18 to 34.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve some sort of driver distraction.

As a result of these driver distraction statistics, many states have banned cell phone usage while driving. In the state of Georgia, legislation was passed on July 1 that made texting while driving illegal for all drivers, and young drivers are banned from any cell phone use while driving

Cell phones are not the only cause of driver distraction. Digging through CDs or browsing through iPod options for that perfect driving song is unsafe, as is  adjusting your seat while driving, gawking at something happening on the side of the road or mediating disputes between kids in the back seat.  All of these are incidents of driver distraction which can lead to a serious car accident in Peachtree City. 

You can control your own actions and choose to protect yourself and your passengers by paying attention while you drive.

Unfortunately, you cannot control the drivers around you.  If you've been involved in a Georgia car accident as the result of driver distraction, contact a Peachtree City car accident attorney to discuss your rights. To learn more about what to do after a car accident in Peachtree City, visit our article library.

Contacting a Peachtree City Car Accident Lawyer

As the victim of a car accident in Peachtree City, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia - The Truth About Your Injury Case and contact the offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804



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