May 2nd, 2012|
May 1, 2012
While past research has shown that drivers using an electronic handheld device while operating a motor vehicle are four times more likely to be in an accident, another study has found evidence that laws banning the use of cellphones while driving has done little to curb the number of crashes caused by distracted driving.
According to CBS 42 News, Alabama state officials are hoping to reduce the number of accidents by declaring today “Stop the Texts Day”. The campaign hopes to educate teens and young adults on the dangers of texting and driving. Organizers hope to get their message out by utilizing social media outlets. Facebook and Twitter accounts have been created for the campaign and will have information and statistics posted throughout the day. Others are encouraged to share this information through their own social network. The campaign is also asking participants to post letters to a Tumblr account about the dangers of texting and driving.
In the meantime, a spokeswoman for the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, Kristin Nevels, has stated that the agency will continue to promote better ways to prevent accidents before they happen, such as automated braking or lane departure systems.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers know that an Alabama Car Accident can happen to anyone at any time, but you can do your part to keep the roads safe by simply putting your cellphone down while driving.