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How can distracted driving be reduced?

On Behalf of | Sep 22, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Distracted driving has become a huge problem on roads throughout Connecticut and the rest of the country. It leads to thousands of people losing their lives every year. Several groups have taken measures to reduce distracted driving and make the roads safer for everyone.

What is the National Distracted Driving Coalition?

The organization that was formed by several organizations is named the National Distracted Driving Coalition. As so many people every day are involved in accidents due to distracted driving and suffer personal injury or even death, the group aims to crack down on practices that can lead to distractions while driving.

What will the group do to curb distracted driving?

The group wants to stop people from automatically engaging in the behaviors they normally take for granted while they’re driving. It will collect data on distracted driving, enforcement, technology, education and legislation. Members of the group acknowledge how serious the problem is and the severity of personal injury and death that victims suffer when in accidents with distracted drivers. They recognize that some states have made progress in noticing the problem and taking legal action to make certain practices illegal, such as texting while driving and talking on a cellphone while holding the phone in hand.

However, some members of the group acknowledge that further legislation needs to be passed to discourage distracted driving. They believe that more action is needed than simply changing the laws. Specifically, changing the culture surrounding driving is something that might be more effective at putting a stop to distracted driving.

If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident with a driver who was distracted, your quality of life may be severely affected. Filing a personal injury claim might help you hold the distracted driver accountable.