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The CDC Says Distracted Driving Is Like Driving Blindfolded

a woman using her smartphone while drivingMany people understand that texting while driving is dangerous. However, some people may not realize the extent of its danger. In fact, one alarming statistic indicates that texting while driving may be the same as driving while blindfolded.

Just How Dangerous Is Distracted Driving?

Few activities are more dangerous than distracted driving. When you are behind the wheel of a car, you are in control of a 3,000-lb hunk of metal that, when traveling at fast speeds, has the potential to seriously injure or kill others. Taking your eyes off the road while controlling this machine is the worst possible thing you can do.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sending a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for approximately five seconds. When traveling at high speeds on the highway (approximately 55 miles per hour), this is equivalent to driving the length of a football field (100 yards) blindfolded.

You wouldn’t dare to drive with a blindfold on -- even for five seconds. So, why would you participate in its equivalent?

Sadly, many drivers do not seem to understand the gravity of this analogy. Additionally, many drivers may believe they are “immune” from being in an accident. It’s often difficult to imagine something terrible could happen to you until it actually happens. And, unfortunately, once a distracted driving accident happens, it could have permanent consequences.

Injured by a Distracted Driver? We’re Here to Help

There is no excuse for distracted driving. If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, our Mobile personal injury attorneys are here to help. We have helped countless clients recover the compensation they deserve after auto accidents, and we want to do the same for you.

Call Cunningham Bounds, LLC at (251) 299-0101 to schedule a free consultation.

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