So you’re driving down the road when your cell phone goes off. It’s a text message and your curiosity goes to work. You’ve heard the horror stories and seen the statistics but this message could be important. So what do you do? Chances are you’ll be reading and replying to that message, joining the other approximately 660,000 people in America driving distracted at any given daylight moment*.

     It seems so harmless at the time. After all you’re not doing anything morally wrong, right? Let’s face it, whether it’s texting, getting directions from your GPS, eating breakfast on the run, or countless other activities that need to be done between destinations, driving has a tendency to take the backseat when it comes to priorities.

     The reality is every time you take your eyes off the road you increase the chance of injury and/or death for yourself and everyone around you. We all need to take a serious look at the effects of distracted driving, so we’ve put together a simple yet concise infographic with data from the U.S. Department of Transportation that illustrates just that*.

     So take a second look at the dangers of distracted driving, and if you or someone you know has been injured in a wreck involving a distracted driver, contact our office at (256) 232-2310 and let us help.

distracted driving injury statistics

*Get the facts from The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driving site.

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