Friday, April 1, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard “infotainment” systems. While many believe this is safer than talking or texting on a hand held device, studies show that the brain is just as distracted and that hands-free dashboard features can increase mental distraction. At the end of the day, distracted driving is becoming a bigger problem than ever, killing hundreds of people every year. The National Safety Council has named April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, drawing much-needed attention to the growing epidemic. A large part of this growing problem is that so many people believe that hands-free devices are safe. In fact, over half of U.S. drivers surveyed believe this to be true. And 80% of drivers believe that hands-free devices are safer than handheld. This false sense of security contributes to the growing number of car accidents and fatalities that result from distracted dr

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