Posted on Apr 22, 2015

National Distracted Driving Accident Statistics

April is the perfect time to spread the word about distracted driving on our roadways!

In 2013 in Texas, there were 95,170 distracting driving crashes and 422 of those crashes were fatal. Distracted driving is considered any activity that diverts a person's attention from driving, such as, using cell phones or electronic devices.  According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involves cell phone use. You put yourself in a dangerous situation anytime that your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel. That is why it is necessary to avoid all distractions while driving.

Distracted driving has become a major issue and topic of conversation in today’s mobile tech society.  If you’ve been involved in an accident in which you believe distracted driving was an issue, contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney at The Ashmore Law Firm for a free consultation about your case and to learn about your legal rights.

Get additional resources on distracted driving from the National Safety Council and Rates for Insurance.

Gary Ashmore
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