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Does New Technology Decrease or Increase Distracted Driving?


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11/21/2014
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Distracted driving accidents killed 3,328 people in 2012 according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data show that drivers under age 20 are among the highest risk group.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident involving a distracted driver enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident involving a distracted driver in Clayton County you should discuss your case with an auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

New technology called HeadsUp! is advertising itself as a safe alternative to using a handheld device such as a cell phone while driving. The technology creates a visual display that projects some smartphone features onto a car's windshield. The manufacturer claims that it allows users to "engage" with their cell phones without looking down or averting their attention.

The technology is not available yet and the manufacturer is still seeking investors. Some safety experts question the legality of the product in states such as Georgia that prohibit texting and driving.

If you or someone you know has been hurt by a distracted driver, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.



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