DOT Plan to End Distracted Driving
Everyone knows now how dangerous texting and driving can be to those on our roadways. The problem has become very serious and is leading to many deaths and injuries every year. According to the Department of Transportation, one in every ten fatalities, or a little over three thousand fatalities, in 2010 were attributable to distracted driving. Regardless of this fact, most people still admit to using their phone in some fashion while driving.
Recently, the DOT created an action plan to address the problem of distracted driving and attempt to lower the number of accidents and fatalities associated with texting and driving. The DOT addressed a few areas of concern and created a plan that:
- Works to get all 50 states to pass bans on distracted driving;
- Encourages the auto industry to find new technology to address the distracted driving problem; and
- Works to educate the public about the statistical and real dangers of distracted driving.
The lawyer at Hill Law Firm is well aware of the dangers of texting and driving. The lawyer at Hill Law Firm routinely request and receive texting and cell phone records in our automobile and 18-wheeler accident cases. Oftentimes, sadly, the drivers causing accidents are on their cell phone at or around the time of the accident. If you have been in an accident and believe distraction was a cause of the accident, call the Texting and Driving Accident Lawyer at Hill Law Firm today.