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Distracted driving may only be getting worse

Indiana readers know that distracted driving is a serious threat to the safety and well-being of every person on the road. Despite the fact that most people are well aware of the dangers of this type of negligent behavior, it is not an issue that is getting better. In fact, there are more things distracting drivers than ever before.

People often associate distracted driving with texting or talking on the phone while operating a vehicle. While these are serious issues, they are not the only types of things distracting drivers. A recent analysis of what drivers are doing on their phones revealed that many people are using applications that may surprise you.

What is currently distracting drivers?

A recent study into which applications drivers are using while behind the wheel revealed that many people may be participating in extremely dangerous behaviors while driving. Outside of GPS and map applications, studies show that people may be watching Netflix, YouTube and even playing Pokemon Go while driving.

Distracted driving is a problem that may only be getting worse. Consider the following facts and recent statistics about this issue:

  • It is possible that a driver is engaging in distracting behaviors as much as 21 percent of the time while they are operating a vehicle.
  • Drivers have their phones in their hands approximately 18 percent of the time.
  • There has been a startlingly high increase in the number of fatal car accidents related to distracted driving over the last two years.

The statistics related to distracted driving are startling, and it is a serious cause of concern for everyone on the roads. From other drivers to pedestrians walking and running near the road, everyone is at risk of suffering from the impact of distracted driving. While it seems impossible to fight the insurmountable issue of distracted driving, it is possible to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Fighting for your interests after an accident

If you are the victim of a distracted driving accident, you have rights. You are entitled to a full and fair recovery, and you can get this by filing a civil claim against the liable party. Victims of the negligent and reckless actions of another person do not have to suffer alone, but they can take quick action to protect their interests.

You may find it beneficial to seek a complete evaluation of your distracted driving case in order to understand your legal options for a personal injury claim.

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