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Why We Must Work Together to Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents

We recently wrote a blog on why distracted driving is incredibly dangerous. More can be said about the dangers of distracted driving. Victims do not always survive and often leave behind grieving family members who will have to live with the fact their loved ones died from a preventable tragedy. Their stories are important to discuss if we are going to fully grasp why we must work together to prevent distracted driving accidents. The father of a College Station resident (where Texas A&M University is located) is pleading for an end to texting and driving after losing his 20-year-old son. According to the father, his son was going for a jog when he was hit and killed by a distracted driver. We can learn a lot from what this grieving father had to say to local press outlets. The father said that he did not want his son to become…
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Are Your Fellow Motorists Facebooking Behind the Wheel?

  Texting and driving has become a major cause of car accidents in Louisiana and elsewhere. Some motorists may even go a step further by using Facebook, Twitter, or taking selfies while driving. According to an AT&T poll, 4 out of 10 smartphone users are on social media while driving. AT&T’s research studied the distracted driving habits of 2,000 people with smartphones. The research discovered 61 percent text message, 28 percent surf the internet, 25 percent browse Facebook and 17 percent take selfies. An additional 10 percent, and this is very frightening, video chat with friends while driving. Let’s explore how dangerous this is for a moment. It only takes five seconds of driving at 55 mph to traverse a distance greater than a football field. If a motorist travelling at 55 mph took his or her eyes off the road for 5 to 10 seconds to post on Facebook,…
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