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.
Retired NBA player Shaquille O'Neal headlined a program called "Ghost Out," an annual event with famous speakers and presenters from the district attorney's office and the Department of Highway Safety. The event includes reenactments and presentations calling attention to the dangers of distracted driving for teen drivers.
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association announced a partnership with EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving). The collaboration has presented to 172,000 students and drivers in 41 different states through an interactive presentation about distracted driving dangers.
Government agencies and private companies have launched campaigns to educate young drivers and their parents about distracted driving dangers. AT&T recently introduced the "It Can Wait" campaign with website information and public service announcements. Toyota targets teen drivers and their parents with an online campaign it is calling "TeenDrive365." The TeenDrive365 website includes tools for parents to talk with their young drivers about safe driving habits. There are videos illustrating how young drivers learn their habits from their parents, a Mutual Driving Agreement to be signed by the teen driver and the parents, tips and quizzes.
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