State of Delaware making progress in preventing distracted driving car accidents.
DelawareOnline reported today that nearly 2,000 motorists have been cited for distracted driving over the last two weeks. The distracted driving enforcement campaign focused on motorists distracted by handheld cell phones.
Some would say this is just another source of revenue for the State and municipal police agencies. Some would argue that people ought to be able to have one hand on the phone and one hand on the wheel (this is America after all).
I, however, would say that this is a step in the right direction. I represent far too many people who were injured in car accidents that were the result of distracted driving. We find that more often than not, our clients are injured in car accidents because a driver is texting, talking on the phone or doing something other than driving.
I am thinking of proposing a campaign of my own. I’m going to call it the Drive-While-Driving Campaign. Instead of texting, talking, dialing, checking your voicemail, checking your email, getting gps directions, looking up the name of the song on the radio, etc., maybe you should DRIVE.
If we all just drove, if we all just paid attention to the road, I bet the number of serious auto accidents would decline greatly.
To read the DelawareOnline article referenced above, click the link below.
Benjamin A. Schwartz