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Study—Overwhelming Number of Teens Say Their Parents Drive While Distracted

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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.

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 50 percent of all drivers engage in some type of secondary behavior while driving. Texting while driving was found to be the most common distracted driving activity. In a recent study by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Liberty Mutual Insurance, 66 percent of teens surveyed said that their parents texted, talked on the phone, or were otherwise distracted while driving.

Georgia prohibits texting and driving for all drivers. Those under 18 years old and bus drivers may not use cell phones while 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.


Category: Distracted Driving

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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