The Department of Transportation has unveiled their latest measures to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. The steps target different groups including safety organizations, parents, teenage drivers, and lawmakers for a cohesive approach to stopping this dangerous activity.
Some of the many parts of the department’s blueprint include encouraging the remaining states without texting while driving laws to enact laws of their own, increase enforcement, encouraging auto manufacturers to reduce in-vehicle distractions, and better education on the dangers of distracted driving for teens. In a recent survey, nearly sixty percent of high school seniors admitted to texting while driving. The government has found “the number-one way to convince young drivers to stop texting behind the wheel is to educate them on just how deadly the risks are,” and plan on making this fact a major emphasis of the program.
Distracted driving poses a serious risk to other drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. If you or your loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact Burnetti, P.A.’s texting accidents lawyers. Call 1-888-BURNETTI today or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form.