Studies from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have verified a steady increase in mobile phone driving accidents. Both studies confirm that worldwide increase in cell phone technologies are distracting drivers at alarming rates.
WHO’s report found that drivers engaging a cell phone while driving are about 4 times more likely to have a car accident than a driver who is not. This study included individuals that were using hands-free devices. Although studies are lacking to show differences between hands-free mobile devices and normal ones, the study does verify that there is a cognitive distraction existent in all cell phone using drivers.
Updated studies from the CDC showed marked increase in cell phone use while driving in the U.S. The study surveyed hundreds of thousands of drivers across the country. According to the recent report, about 69% of driver’s survey affirmed that they have used a cell phone while driving within 30 days of the survey.
Drivers that use cell phones while driving are inclined to turn their attention away from the road, remove their hands from the wheel and remain unaware of surrounding situations. Engaging in cell phone usage while driving not only puts the driver at risk of an accident, but it also endangers other motorists as well. Contact a personal injury attorney if you are ever involved in an accident due to a driver’s irresponsible use of a cell phone.
Kash Legal Group represents hundreds of accident victims of negligent drivers. As a leadingwrongful death attorney in Beverly Hills, Kash Legal encourages all to obey California state laws regarding mobile device usage while driving. A moment’s distraction could cause expensive damages, permanent injury or even death. Help make roads safer by restricting your use of cell phones while driving. For a free consultation contact us at 310.272.7157 or visit www.kashlegal.com for more information.