You’ve probably received a few texts or phone calls while driving, but have you ever answered them? Can doing so place you or other motorists in harm’s way? According to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, texting drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a car accident. With 505 deaths and 19,981 injuries attributed to distracted drivers reported last year, warning motorists about these dangers has become a huge priority.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is hoping to educate the public about the dangers of distractions while driving with the launch of the “Talk, Text, Crash” campaign.
TxDOT, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, law enforcement, and local leaders, will be urging drivers to maintain focus on the road to avoid any potentially dangerous distractions. The “Talk, Text, Crash” campaign will host events across the state that will feature a car-sized, crashed phone as the focal point for guest speakers who will share their stories and offer insight into the texting-while-driving problem.
Campaign organizers are aware phone usage is not the only distracting factor in car accidents and will take a stand against other disruptions such as eating, drinking, grooming, reading, using navigational systems, and adjusting the radio. With these efforts, the campaign is looking to minimize the potential risks that exist on the road.
Representation When You Need It
An accident at the hands of a distracted driver can leave you and your family overwhelmed and in need of urgent help. In those dire times, know that the J. Gonzalez Law Firm can lend a helping hand. The burden of having to deal with the injuries, medical bills, and loss of wages as a result of a driver’s negligent actions can be extremely detrimental.
Our personal injury attorney can provide you with comprehensive legal advice and will work diligently to ensure your family’s needs are met efficiently and swiftly. At the J. Gonzalez Law Firm, we understand your worry and will use expertise, knowledge, and professionalism to create a solid strategy to collect your compensation.
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Don’t let a negligent car accident consume your life. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm is ready to fight for you. For more information about our legal services, contact our McAllen office today.