According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, distracted driving causes forty collision per day.
That’s right. Forty per day.
Distracted driving also kills more teenagers and young people than drunk driving. In fact, distracted driving accounts for 58% of teen crashes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention away from the primary task of driving. This is not restricted to cell phones and texts. Changing a station on the radio, talking to kids in the back seat, rearranging mirrors, looking at activity on the sidewalk or a parking lot – all of these are examples of distracted driving.
But how do we prove that a driver was distracted? In these situations, getting on-the-ground investigation started from the very beginning is crucial. Collecting videos, witness statements, and scene information is critical to proving that the at-fault party gave in to some other distraction versus paying attention and getting home safely.
Distracted drivers have now overcome drunk drivers as the leading cause of auto accidents. And over 40,000 Americans are injured annually in traffic collisions. If you or a loved one are involved in a collision with a distracted driver, consider giving our experienced team the opportunity to protect your interests from the very beginning.