Have You Ever Driven Blindfolded?

Have you ever driven blindfolded and not known it?

Have you ever driven blindfolded and not known it?

According to NHTSA, if you’re driving 55 miles per hour and take your eyes off the road to send a short text, then it’s the same as driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.  Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention from the road, such as texting, talking on your phone, eating, or adjusting the radio. These seemingly harmless actions can lead to severe accidents with life-altering consequences.

NHTSA reports that in 2022, over 289,000 Americans were injured and 3,308 people died in car crashes where the driver was distracted. However, many believe that this number is underreported. Distraction, usually through using your cellphone, goes unmentioned because it relies on a driver to admit to texting and driving.  Studies show that about 20 percent of drivers said they regularly use cellphones while driving. These anonymous drivers admitted to scrolling social media, reading emails, playing games, watching videos, recording posting videos while driving.

Why should you be concerned?

  • Increased Risk: Distracted drivers are much more likely to cause accidents, putting everyone on the road in danger.
  • Serious Injuries: Accidents caused by distracted driving often result in significant injuries, including broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries.
  • Legal Ramifications: Drivers who engage in distracted driving can face severe legal consequences, including fines and criminal charges.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle, car, truck, or 18-wheeler accident, call our office today.

Stay vigilant and stay safe on the road.