Tag Archives: EndDistractedDriving

Distracted Driving Leads to Deadly Louisiana Car Crash

Louisiana was recently rated one of the worst states in the U.S. when it comes to distracted driving. And sadly, it seems as though distracted driving has claimed another victim, this one a 5-month-old child. In October 2017, a 23-year-old woman who was texting and driving slammed her vehicle into another vehicle occupied by a mother and the 5-month-old boy. The force of the crash pushed the mother’s vehicle into another one nearby, seriously injuring the baby. Two days later, the baby died at the hospital. Police issued warrants for the 23-year-old woman’s arrest for negligent homicide, negligent injuring and reckless operation in November. After the warrants came out, the distracted driver turned herself in. The death of the young child sparked a massive debate on social media, with family members of the deceased wishing the worst for the distracted driver. Others called the distracted driver foolish but urged sympathy…
Read More »

Posted in Personal Injury | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Are Adults or Teens Worse About Distracted Driving?

Which age group is more affected by distracted driving: teenagers or adults? You may be surprised to find that, according to a survey by AT&T, almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving, compared to 43 percent of teenagers. More than 98 percent of adult admit that they know it’s wrong to drive while texting, and over half said they had only recently started doing so. While teens may have a reputation for being buried in their cell phones at all times, it seems adults are the bigger culprits. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving, including texting while driving, accounts for around 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries annually. Every day in the U.S., around nine people die and more than 1,000 are injured. This is despite national campaigns like AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign and a series of statewide campaigns dedicated to ending…
Read More »

Posted in Car Accidents | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Is Distracted Driving Causing a Spike in Pedestrian Deaths?

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows an alarming rise in fatal pedestrian accidents. Distracted driving was one of the contributors to the 10 percent increase in pedestrian deaths. The GHSA claims this is the largest year-to-year increase in fatal pedestrian accidents ever recorded. During a press release, the GHSA claimed pedestrian safety is a growing problem across the country, and that engineering, education and increased enforcement could help reverse this dangerous trend. The bad news from the GHSA also affects Louisiana residents, as our state ranked among the highest for pedestrian deaths in 2014. In other words, be extra careful while crossing the street: you never know who might be screwing around on Facebook while driving. Texting and Driving? You Might as Well Be Blindfolded Even professional Indy-car racers cannot safely text and drive. Indy-car racer Parker Thompson recently took part in a demonstration on…
Read More »

Posted in Personal Injury | Tagged | Leave a comment