The year 2018 was a devastating one for many families throughout the U.S. as more than 40,000 people lost their lives in vehicle fatalities. According to the National Safety Council, quite a few of those accidents were caused by distracted driving.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and in this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk more about the dangers of distracted driving and share tips for we can all do a better job of keeping our mind on the roads.
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence
The expertise of a skilled Alaska personal injury lawyer can be vital in you receiving the justice and compensation you deserve.
How common is distracted driving?
A study carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed that at any given time during the day, about 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or other electronic device in their vehicle.
How can I limit my level of distracted driving?
Driving habits are just that – habits. Because of that, it can take some time for a safety routine to become second nature.
Here are a few tips, though, that will make it easier for you to keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the drive.
- Program and adjust your GPS navigational system
- Complete your reading and sending of emails and texts
- Place your phone in the glove compartment
- Do not use hands-free systems or dashboard touchscreens
- Schedule breaks for longer trips
- Pay no attention to social media
If you’re injured by someone else, call the Alaska personal injury lawyers at Barber & Associates.
Here at Barber & Associates, we’ve earned our reputation for aggressively fighting on behalf of Alaskans injured by others. We’ll fight on your behalf for justice and fair compensation so that you can concentrate completely on your recovery.