Distracted driving accidents killed 3,092 people in 2010 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 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.
Bridgestone Tires sponsored a public service announcement contest for high school and college students focusing on distracted driving. Over 2,300 young people submitted videos and four received awards of college scholarships and cash prizes.
A Georgia Tech freshman engineering student won a $25,000 scholarship for his video showing a series of sentences that illustrate a negative perception about teen driving but when read in reverse order present an creative, positive message.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 20 percent of all fatal auto accidents and over 20 percent of all injury accidents involve distracted driving. Though public awareness is increasing, enforcement of bans on the behavior has been lacking.
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.