Do you consider drowsy driving to be dangerous? How about texting while driving? While most people would consider drunk driving dangerous and a factor in Georgia car crashes, many people are not concerned about it. According to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans are less concerned about dangerous driving behaviors including drowsy driving, drunk driving, and texting while driving.

The new AAA survey found the level of concern over dangerous driving behaviors fell, including:

  • The percentage of people who feel that drunk driving is a danger fell from a high of 90 percent in 2009 to 69 percent in 2012.
  • The percentage of people who believe driving while tired to be dangerous fell from 71 percent in 2009 to 46 percent in 2012.
  • The number of people who consider texting while driving a serious threat to others fell from 87 percent in 2009 to 81 percent in 2012.
  • The percentage of people who believe running red lights to be dangerous and unacceptable fell from 77 percent in 2009 to 70 percent in 2012.

AAA stated that 38 percent of respondents surveyed admitted to running a red light a month prior to the survey. Additionally, 26 percent of those surveyed admitted to texting while driving, which increased from 21 percent in 2009. Sadly, Americans are less concerned about dangerous driving behaviors, even though there has been a 5.3 percent increase in traffic fatalities over the period, according to AAA.

Unfortunately, distracted driving, drunk driving, drowsy driving, and running red lights are all factors in Georgia car crashes, and motorists need to be concerned about these dangers. If you have been a victim of a Fayette County car crash, contact an experienced Peachtree City injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free consultation today at (770) 487-8999 to learn more.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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