Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Additionally, it is estimated that 18 percent of auto accidents that year involved distracted drivers.
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.
The UPS Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are sponsoring a safe driving program in Atlanta called the UPS Road Code. Aiming to educate young drivers about driving risks, particularly distracted driving, Atlanta is one of 36 United States cities where the program is being taught.
According to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of deaths of drivers ages 16 and 17 increased by 19 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011.
UPS Road Code is a driver safety program similar to the one used by UPS drivers. The program is taught by UPS employees trained as volunteer instructors and includes classroom-based instruction and driving simulator experience. It focuses on safety principles including the consequences of distracting behaviors such as talking on cell phones and texting while driving. Participants can apply what they learned using driving simulators with computer screens that act as a windshield and interactive gas and brake pedals.
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.