Distracted Arizona Drivers
The population of Arizona is growing daily. This equates to more motorists hitting the Arizona highways, increasing your risk, as well as those you love, of being involved in a serious car accident.
Research shows that one of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted drivers. Not having your full attention on the road when driving can lead to an auto accident in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, or another area throughout the valley. The accident can leave you unable to earn a living. It can even prove fatal.
The statistics may shock you. It is estimated that in 2008, nearly 6,000 people lost their lives in accidents involving distracted drivers. More than 500,000 were injured.
Research also indicates that drivers under the age of 21 are more likely to be involved in a fatal distracted driving accident.
Many experts believe that the use of cell phones, whether it’s talking, dialing, or texting is one of the most common reasons that a driver becomes distracted. Some reports indicate that using a cell phone while driving reduces the amount of brain activity linked with driving by 37 percent.
Research also shows that drivers using cell phones are four times more likely to be involved in an injury-related crash.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, you should contact our office at (480) 999-0646 to speak with an experienced Arizona accident attorney