Our Little Rock, Arkansas-area car accidents lawyers want you to know that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Why does it matter?
Consider that in 2012 alone, 3,328 people are known to have died nationwide in car accidents involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Here are some of the common driving distractions that cause car accidents, according to the National Safety County, the agency behind Distracted Driving Month:
- Personal grooming
- Chatting with passengers
- Cell phone and mobile device use
- Fiddling with the radio
- Kids and pets
- Taking in the sights and your eyes off the road
This year, the National Safety Council (NSC) is making an especially big push to curtail the deadly habit of using a cell phone while driving. “The ringing of a phone or pinging of a text creates irresistible urges for many people to answer the call, read the message or respond,” reads one driver information pamphlet on the subject.
Here are three tip for avoiding dangerous cell phone use while driving from the NSC:
Driver Cell Phone Tip No. 1: Turn off or silence your phone before driving.
Driver Cell Phone Tip No. 2: Schedule stops to check texts and emails.
Driver Cell Phone Tip No. 3: Suggest that family, friends and colleagues avoid calling you during a drive or commute.
If you are involved in a car accident in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, our lawyers can help. You can schedule an appointment with the auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar online or call us directly at (888) 220-7068.