When we think about distracted driving, we often think about the distractions that are caused by cellphones such as texting, emailing, surfing the Internet or talking. While, indeed, these are all dangerous distractions, a cellphone isn’t the only thing that takes a driver’s eyes off of the roads.
California police often crack down heavily on drunk drivers over the holidays by participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, and this year is no different.
Welcome back. In our last post, we discussed how, despite strict laws against it in many states, the percentage of drivers who admit to emailing, surfing the Internet and checking social media is increasing while the percentage of drivers who admit to texting is staying roughly the same.
Ever since cellphones became a staple in American culture we have seen an increase in car accidents caused by distracted driving. In response many laws have been enacted throughout the country in effort to convince people to put down their devices and drive.
Even though a parking lot may seem safer than the street, this isn’t necessarily true as 20 percent of all car accidents occur in parking lots, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports. With Black Friday and the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, we wanted to take time this week to discuss the topic of parking lot accidents.
Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, is next week. While Black Friday can be exhilarating, it can also be stressful, especially when car accidents occur in shopping center parking lots.
Black Friday is right around the corner, which means that many Sacramento residents will soon be heading to local shopping centers to kick off their holiday shopping. However, the excitement of one of the busiest shopping days of the year can come to a screeching halt when drivers are involved in parking lot accidents.
Being involved in a car accident is one of the most stressful things a person can go through, and it's something that happens all day every day in the state of California. Not only you have to worry about any injuries you may have sustained, you also have to worry about the damage to your vehicle.
Car accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes they happen because of a distracted driver or an impaired driver. Other times they happen because of the weather conditions or an animal running out into the road.
Even though many states, including California, have adopted laws that forbid people from texting and/or using their cellphones while driving, they don't appear to be doing much to help the problem of distracted driving, an epidemic that kills more than nine people per day on average in the United States.