August 27th, 2013|
August 27, 2013
The Alabama Car Accident Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain the government’s plan to eradicate dangerous driving behaviors using campaigns aimed at raising safety awareness may have backfired. Recent data shows that while most motorists are aware of how dangerous behaviors like drowsy, drunk, and distracted driving are, they aren’t taking the necessary actions to travel safely.
An article from Alabama’s 13 News stated the number of motorists who found texting and driving to never be acceptable was around 80 percent. However one in four of those surveyed admitted to engaging in the behavior.
Fewer respondents saw drinking and driving as a serious threat as well. Experts found that in 2009, 90 percent of motorists found drinking and driving to be unacceptable. By 2012 though, the number had decreased to 69 percent. Fourteen percent of motorists admitted to getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while over the legal blood alcohol limit in the past year as well.
In addition, fewer motorists believe in the dangers posed by drowsy driving. In 2009, 71 percent of motorists saw drowsy driving as dangerous, compared to the 46 percent who saw the behavior as risky last year.
Norris Injury Lawyers’ team of Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers asks motorists to do their part in keeping the state’s highways safe by never engaging in unsafe behavior behind the wheel of a car.