The push to limit the number of drivers who are operating their vehicles while distracted has made headlines around the country recently. A new study done by The Zebra had some interesting findings when it comes to the penalties associated with distracted driving.
It doesn't take much to cause a car crash. A second or two looking at a cellphone, a moment to change the radio station or just simply to look in the rearview mirror for too long is all it takes. No matter how carefully you drive, there is a chance that you will be injured in a car crash because of someone else's inattention, recklessness or negligence.
A school bus driver in Chattanooga got into an accident with 37 kids on his bus. Tragically, six of those children were killed in the crash. They were all in elementary school.
Cars are a part of culture in the United States in a way they really aren't in most other countries. If you think that means Americans are good drivers, think again. They're actually terrible drivers, with far worse track records than those in other developed countries.
You have likely heard distracted driving compared to drunk driving. Both slow driver reaction times and cause accidents. Both can be incredibly dangerous, leading to numerous injuries and fatalities.
You know drunk driving accidents are a serious risk. Every time you see another tragic crash in the news, all you can think about is how easily preventable it was.
Elderly drivers pose certain risks on the road, and it's important for other drivers to be aware of that. Specifically, they cause a high percentage of accidents at intersections.
You've probably heard about the new law in Tennessee changing legal use of a cellphone in a car. It will make it illegal to hold the device and use it in any way if you're driving through an active school zone.
A storm sweeps through town and knocks out power. You're fine at your house, but you know a lot of people are without it.
It seems like we have statistics for every kind of accident. For instance, it's easy to find out how many accidents are annually caused by drunk drivers.