Earlier this month, we learned that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month in the US. Over the course of the month, we have spent a lot of time researching and learning about distracted driving as part of our work with Whiting Law Group.
Through our conversations with the truck accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, we have come to appreciate more fully the inherent dangers of distracted driving. Talking on the phone, sending a text message or reading an email while driving is a quick way to cause a severe or even deadly accident.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has produced a series of moving videos that gives names, faces and real human stories to the tragedies caused by distracted driving. We found the short films to be very convincing. We’ve shared a video of a young woman who was killed not too far from our greater Philadelphia office. More videos are online at the DOT’s Faces of Distracted Driving site.
Even after National Distracted Driving Awareness month ends, we know that our own personal driving habits will no longer include using our cell phones when behind the wheel.