Lack of awareness is not the problem
Of these drivers, 91% thought of themselves as safe and responsible, and less than half admitted that they could be safer drivers. On the other hand, 82% expressed concern about distractions, and half believe that driving is becoming more and more dangerous. Half of the respondents singled out commercial truckers as particularly unsafe drivers.
Distractions both common and severe
The survey found that the most common distraction was drinking liquids behind the wheel. As for the most serious, that was going on social media. The results of distraction were clearly reflected. One in seven admitted to being a distracted driving crash where they were injured and/or damaged their vehicle beyond repair. Twenty percent, on account of distractions, were fined or received points on their license.
Preventing distracted driving crashes
Drivers who truly are responsible should make sure they know their defensive driving techniques. Safety features like collision warning and adaptive cruise control may provide numerous benefits as well.
Legal representation for your case
Innocent victims of motor vehicle collisions deserve compensation for their injuries. To see if you qualify and for how much, you may schedule a legal case evaluation. The lawyer may take on your personal injury claim, even negotiating on your behalf for a settlement out of court. A successful claim could cover medical expenses, both past and future; lost income; vehicle repair or replacement costs; and pain and suffering. The lawyer may take the case to court if negotiations fail.